Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a consumer alert “urging Illinois residents to do their homework on smart meters – how they work, what type of data they collect, how the data can be used and if you authorize it, who can access it.” 
In an interview with WLS-TV of Chicago, Lisa Madigan said that:
There is a “lot of potential for consumers to be deceived.”
“There’s a possibility that [energy suppliers] will also be able to determine whether or not people are in the home. There are some people that may not feel comfortable with sharing that information.” 
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