Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones in the UK

Monday, 20 October 2008, 11:47 AM EST

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.

At the Times Online.

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