Paper presented at DACH Energy Informatics Conference 2022

Our colleagues Dejan Radovanovic and Andreas Unterweger presented the paper “How unique is weekly smart meter data?” at the DACH Energy Informatics Conference in Freiburg.
This paper is about the identification of a household based on the measured smart meter data. Just one week of measured data is enough to distinguish a few households from dozens of households. This distinction is important for data protection because an attacker could also link anonymised smart meter data with other data. Furthermore it is questionable that no special methodology was required for the analysis but only standard methods were used.