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Internet: Deep Packet Inspection

Volume 715: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 12 October (WA 12), whether they are still considering how Deep Packet Inspection technologies might support the lawful acquisition of communications data; and, if so, what that role will be. [HL553]

The Government are considering how deep packet inspection technologies might support the lawful acquisition of communications data.

It is the long established policy of successive governments not to comment in detail on the role of technologies that may be used to carry out lawful interception of communications or communications data acquisition. Deep packet inspection is such a technology.