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Universal Privacy Guarantees for Smart Meters

Arrieta, Miguel and Esnaola, Iñaki and Effros, Michelle (2019) Universal Privacy Guarantees for Smart Meters. In: 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2154-2158. ISBN 9781538692912.

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Smart meters enable improvements in electricity distribution system efficiency at some cost in customer privacy. Users with home batteries can mitigate this privacy loss by applying charging policies that mask their underlying energy use. A battery charging policy is proposed and shown to provide universal privacy guarantees subject to a constraint on energy cost. The guarantee bounds our strategy’s maximal information leakage from the user to the utility provider under general stochastic models of user energy consumption. The policy construction adapts coding strategies for non-probabilistic permuting channels to this privacy problem.

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Alternate Title:Universal Mutual Information Privacy Guarantees for Smart Meters
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Official Citation:M. Arrieta, I. Esnaola and M. Effros, "Universal Privacy Guarantees for Smart Meters," 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Paris, France, 2019, pp. 2154-2158. doi: 10.1109/ISIT.2019.8849679
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2019 17:55
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