SIM cards and personal identity

SIM cards and personal identity

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Credit: Marie Van den Meersschaut/REPORTERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: SIM cards and personal identity. Mobile phone opened with its SIM (subscriber identity module) card at centre, and with an identity card in the background. Prompted by terrorism and security concerns, the Belgian government proposed requiring those purchasing SIM cards to provide their identity documents. Photographed in April 2016.

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