Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM PT
Who it's for: Utilities, regulators, and policymakers seeking ways to balance energy data security and access.
In order to make distributed energy resources work, utilities need to both protect customer privacy and provide secure access to data for those who need it. Differential Privacy offers a path forward to simultaneously improve privacy protections and provide secure data access by applying industry best practices in security to set standards for protecting and sharing energy consumption data.
In this webinar, members of the Energy Data Access Technical Advisory Group will:
- Demystify the concept of differential privacy for protecting energy data
- Offer a risk-based conceptual framework for applying it in different use-cases
- Orient decision-makers and practitioners to opportunities for expanding data access frameworks to include differential privacy techniques
The group’s recently released Energy Data Access: Guide to Leveraging Differential Privacy, which provides a practical application for using differential privacy in various risk-based data access frameworks, will serve as a basis for the discussion.
In addition, the panel will use the publicly available Privacy Explorer online tool to demonstrate how the trade-offs between greater data granularity (and usefulness) and increased privacy protection work for a given data set.