Overstatement? Maybe not, said attorney Lee Tien with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "It's really very clear, both under the Constitution, the 4th Amendment, the privacy of the home is really the most important value," Tien said.
And Tien said those meters could tell the government, even the police, what's going on in your home. "Inside your home is where the government isn't supposed to intrude without some kind of a warrant usually. And yet when this data is flowing freely outside your home, then the information gets outside that protected boundary and you start to have a problem."