Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (183)

Eoghan Murphy


183. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to introduce legislation that would require all purchasers of mobile phones to produce a valid ID and proof of residence. [33683/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

A proposal to register all customers of mobile phone services was considered previously by my Department which identified many complex legal, technical, data protection and practical issues to be considered. It was concluded at the time that the proposal would not solve the illegal and inappropriate use of mobile phones and was not practical. There are no current proposals to compel mobile telephone service providers to register all customers.

Question No. 184 answered with Question No. 182.