Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

The deep packet inspection techniques proposed by the UK government represent a “really serious” breach of privacy, according to S TBL speaking during his keynote speech at W3C.

Talking about the controversial Communications Capabilities Development Programme, the inventor of the web said: “Somebody clamps a deep packet inspection (DPI) thing on your cable which reads every packet and reassembles the web pages, cataloguing them against your name, address and telephone number either to be given to the government when they ask for it or to be sold to the highest bidder — that’s a really serious breach of privacy.”