[FOSDEM] warning about Belgian SIM cards

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Sat Feb 4 09:21:43 CET 2017


On 4 February 2017 09:09:05 CET, Stephan Eggermont <stephan at stack.nl> wrote:
>
>
>On 03/02/17 21:05, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> This is not about an "irrational" fear of "Muslims", it's the
>rational
>> outcome of an actual event:
>
>No, it is the irrational outcome. There is no process in place to
>ensure that people using sim cards are actually the ones registered.
>
>There is no rational reason to assume that it will have any effect
>on terrorists. It is security theatre, and extremely dangerous to our 
>freedoms.
>

It also means the value of stolen ID documents on the black market goes up, increasing the risk to everybody who might be mugged at some point.  This has been the most noticeable effect of the otherwise useless "right-to-rent" (a.k.a. mandatory racism by landlords) rules in the UK.



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