According to these two stories the International Telecommunication Union, which was established over 100 years ago has been meeting to discuss how nations can potentially expand their control over the Internet.
The ITU is a United Nations specialized agency, with more than 193 member states
, focusing on telecommunications and information and communication technology.
Google executive and co-founding architect of the Internet, Vint Cerf, warned
that the goal of the secret meeting is to "allow governments to justify the censorship of legitimate speech, or even cut off Internet access in their countries."
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.”
New standards ("Requirements for deep packet inspection in Next Generation Networks") have been approved and give virtually no attention to the issue of privacy. You need to read the articles and see what you can do to protest the matter, now before it is too late, if it isn’t already.