[FOSDEM] warning about Belgian SIM cards

Sylvia bhkohane at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 16:08:36 CET 2017


Hi,
I'm spending some time in UK but I'm not British, so...  what is
the  "right-to-rent" actually is?
Thanks,Sylvia


On Sat, 2017-02-04 at 09:21 +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> 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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