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Minister wants ban on anonymous prepaid cards

Minister wants ban on anonymous prepaid cards

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Minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) wants the anonymous prepaid card in the Netherlands ban, because they are difficult to listen and to detect.

Thus follows the Netherlands plans of Belgium and Germany, which had been decided the anonymous sim cards in the spell to do. “And then we want to in the Netherlands not to be left behind,” says the minister against the NIS.

Van der Steur is afraid that anonymous Dutch sim cards after a ban in our neighbouring countries abroad will be sold. The ban goes into those countries because of anonymous sim cards, many could be used by criminals and terrorists, which will thus not be to detect and to listen.

Just as in Belgium and Germany prepaid sim cards also available for purchase here, but anonymous purchase may soon be no more. It is not known when the ban on anonymous sim cards in, and what to do with existing maps is done.

In Belgium owners in their anonymous sim card in the months after the ban on the name. If they do not, the cards will be closed. In addition to a ban on anonymous sim cards, look for the government to prohibit anonymous gift cards.

According to Van der Steur, there is no question of a symboolmaatregel, because criminals according to the minister, in practice, much use of anonymous sim cards.

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