Smart Grid Professional Workshop Series


Data Privacy for Utilities

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a Recommendations document (NISTIR 7628) Volume 2 that was created by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel-Cyber Security Working Group. An important part of this document focuses on Privacy Use Cases recommendations to help utilities develop appropriate privacy policies that address the introduction of new technologies and services as part of grid modernization or Smart Grid projects.
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TBAPhiladelphia, PAChristine HertzogTBA900.00Coming Soon!

The Privacy Use Case recommendations examine data flows and consider the privacy implications of collecting and using data. These Uses Cases help organizations address and mitigate identified privacy risks incurred through introductions of new technologies, services, or business practices. The Privacy Uses Cases in the NISTIR 7628 are unique amongst the many privacy tools, frameworks, and standards because they are focused on the Smart Grid scenarios. The Privacy Use Cases are an important tool for utilities and vendors of products and services that may include collection, storage, or communication of personal data to determine if they need to modify existing policies, procedures, and practices to accommodate new technologies, services or business practices.

Christine Hertzog




Christine Hertzog is a consultant, author, and a professional explainer focused on Smart Grid technologies, programs, and solutions. She has two decades of experience helping companies that range from small start-ups to multi-national corporations in the delivery of competitive and cost-effective solutions and services to consumers. Her work often involves successful introductions of innovative products or services, which require: selecting the appropriate solutions; creating comprehensive project roadmaps; forming practical change management plans; and realizing communications strategies and tactics to enable transformations within organizations as well as with consumers.  


Christine also helps clients understand and navigate the Smart Grid ecosystem of emerging technologies and markets. Christine leads the NIST Cyber Security Working Group Data Privacy subgroup focused on Use Cases, which is documented in NISTIR 7628 Volume 2.



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