[AfrICANN-discuss] ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard
Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 07:12:48 SAST 2012
Thanks for sharing this Robert. They had mention that at the first day, it
was unanimously agreed that internet should not be a topic for
discussion/review. However, I wonder how packets decisions does not affect
the internet.....hmmm..ITU strategically achieving her goals while the
world watch it happen.
On Dec 6, 2012 12:37 PM, "Jean Robert Hountomey" <jrhountomey at gmail.com>
> by Glyn Moody
> ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores
> Huge Privacy Implications from the and-they-want-us-to-trust-**them?
> Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on
> International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai.
> One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet
> less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for
> state surveillance and oppression.
> Against that background, a story published by the Center for Democracy &
> Technology about the ITU's work in the area of standards takes on an extra
> The telecommunications standards arm of the U.N. has quietly endorsed the
> standardization of technologies that could give governments and companies
> the ability to sift through all of an Internet user's traffic -- including
> emails, banking transactions, and voice calls -- without adequate privacy
> safeguards. The move suggests that some governments hope for a world where
> even encrypted communications may not be safe from prying eyes.
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