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Passports Needed To Buy Mobile Phones

by | 19th, October 2008

PASSPORTS will be needed to buy mobile phones:

Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance.

Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.

A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of a much bigger database to combat terrorism and crime.

Which makes buying a knock off one even more appealing…


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