August 2018

Seventh Circuit Affirms City’s Right to Collect Resident Energy-Consumption Data Every 15 Minutes

August 29, 2018 by Reena R. Bajowala, Partner
On August 16, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal issued Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville, No. 16-3766 (slip op.), finding the City of Naperville’s mandatory “smart meter” program was not an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The City of Naperville owns and operates the public utility that provides electricity to the city’s residents. The utility collects and retains residents’ energy-consumption data at 15-minute intervals for up to three years. Traditional analog energy meters typically collect monthly energy consumption in a single lump figure once a month. Notably, a resident cannot opt-out of Naperville’s smart meter program. The Court analyzed whether the data collection constituted a “search.”


Ice Miller Partners to Present at Indianapolis Women’s Leadership Conference

August 23, 2018
Ice Miller LLP Partners Melissa Proffitt, Christina Fugate, Lisa Lee, Craig Burke, Heather James and Kip Tew will present at the 2018 Indianapolis Women’s Leadership Conference on Aug. 28 at the JW Marriott.


DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Seminar

Ice Miller is excited to sponsor the DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Seminar Sept. 5-7 in Chicago. There will be three Ice Miller attorneys speaking at this event.


Ice Miller and Cristo Rey High School Prepare Students for Workplace Success

August 8, 2018
Ice Miller LLP works with Providence Cristo Rey High School annually to participate in the Corporate Work Study Internship Program.


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