by Mindy Aguon
Guam - A Tamuning resident has filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Guam against the Guam Power Authority over the planned installation of smart meters. Christopher Allen is seeking a court order to prohibit the power authority from installing the smart meters at homes islandwide.
Allen claims GPA is "rushing forward with the installation of so-called smart meters despite serious security and privacy concerns some of which involve apparent constitutional and statutory violations." He contends the radio frequency transmitting equipment attached to his home would allow GPA to collect private data that he does not want to share.
According to the lawsuit, the resident is concerned for the health and safety of himself and his family. Allen isn't seeking any money, but a judgment requiring GPA to cease any smart meter installation on his residence until satisfactory alternative options are made available.