It is the
most important meeting you’ve never heard of — a behind-closed-doors battle for control of the internet that one of the web’s founders fears may
put government handcuffs on the net.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations organisation representing 193 countries, is reviewing international agreements governing telecommunications with a view to expanding its regulatory authority over the internet.
The ITU will hold a summit in Dubai in December where member countries will negotiate a treaty (last updated 24 years ago in Melbourne) that sets out regulations on how international voice, data and video traffic is handled — via redwolf.newsvine.com