The story of DPI use in Netherlands by mobile operators is not over. No wonder why operators deploying DPI still want to stay anonymous.
What started as the intention of KPN to surcharge the use of certain data applications (here) using a DPI based system, and quickly turned the Netherlands to be the first European country adopting a Net Neutrality law (here), has taken a new angle.
OPTA, the local communications regulator, says that (I hope I am translating correctly) "In Mid-2011it was told that somemobile networkproviders employ techniquesfor deep analysis ofdata packetsovertheir mobilenetwork.These techniques,whichareusually referredto asDeepPacket Inspection(DPI),couldinfringe onthe privacy ofusers ofthese networks".
"OPTAhas decided to do a"quick scan"among thefour largestmobile networkoperators:KPN,Vodafone,T-Mobile andTele2 .. OPTAfound no evidencethat the investigatedoperators read theirsubscribersemails,photosorcontributionstosocial networks ..However, OPTA found that thefouroperatorsare aware ofmoreinformationthanthe information intendedfor handlingof traffic... Itis possiblethe confidentiality of communicationsis at stake"
See "Voorlopige bevindingen OPTA over gebruik Deep Packet Inspection" - here.