Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mexico: Mexico to fingerprint cell phone users

Reuters reports Mexico will start a national register of mobile phone users that will include fingerprinting all customers in an effort to catch criminals who use the devices to extort money and negotiate kidnapping ransoms.

Under a new law published yesterday and due to be in force in April, mobile phone companies will have a year to build up a database of their clients, complete with fingerprints. The idea would be to match calls and messages to the phones' owners.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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