Sunday, 19 October 2008

Prepay phones to lose anonymity

New legislation will require prepay phone owners in the UK to confirm their name and address when they buy a handset, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The Communications Data Bill, which will enable the government to track electronic communications in the UK, is expected to be announced next year. [Source:]

Update: The Home Office and Vodafone have both denied the story, according to, which suggests it may have been a government 'leak' to gauge public reaction.

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