...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?
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
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,
The rest of the article is here: timesonline.co.uk
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