ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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.

Nothing is safe, ever. h/t ES