Hong Kong proposes mandatory registration of all new mobile phone numbers to tackle organised crime

Jan 29, 2021 | INVESTING

Anyone seeking to register a new mobile phone number in Hong Kong will have to provide their real name and personal details under proposals for compulsory SIM-card registration in the city, with officials blaming criminals for exploiting the current system to commit serious offences.Mandatory registration could require users to provide their full name, a copy of their identity document and date of birth, the government suggested on Friday as it launched a one-month public consultation on the…

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