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Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones .........

added 19/10/08

...and no doubt ID cards at a later stage. Of course it's all to keep us safe from the 'terrorists'. Sure it is, but who keeps us safe from the Government?

David Leppard
October 19, 2008

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. Whitehall officials have raised the idea of a register containing the names and addresses of everyone who buys a phone in recent talks with Vodafone and other telephone companies, insiders say.

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