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[liberationtech] Azerbaijan wants to register mobile phones

Pavol Luptak wilder at
Mon Jan 9 06:49:13 PST 2012

On Sun, Jan 08, 2012 at 06:53:43PM +0800, Eric S Johnson wrote:
>    the question of whether a SIM was purchased anonymously may be relatively
>    irrelevant. Many countries already require all SIMs to be identified with
>    an individual (say, Burma, Belarus, most EU countries (certainly France),
>    or (I think) the US). (China has, since October 2010, required SIM sales

This is also true in Slovakia (you need personal ID to buy your SIM card).
But you can still buy anonymous SIM cards in Czech Republic... :-)

>    And, to the extent that all MNOs' operation depends on frequency licensing
>    from the governments in whose jurisdiction they operate, all MNOs are, by
>    definition, totally under those governments' control, and will in any case
>    eavesdrop on, and/or terminate, any and all clients' use of their
>    networks, upon gov't demand.

A don't forget for data retention law of course which is valid in the EU

except of Czech republic, where they consider it to be unconstitutional:

[wilder at] [] [talker: 5678]

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