New law would require ID to buy prepaid cell phones
A new proposal is being proposed by none other than Charles Schumer that would require an ID to purchase any prepaid cell phone. It would also require the mobile carrier to keep the purchaser information on file indefinitely.
If this law passes it will not only restrict the ability to communicate anonymously (a right in any civilized society), but will no doubt put innocent people at risk since stolen IDs would then be used to purchase phones used for illegal purposes.
I'm sure the law will also be expanded to require IDs for ANY prepaid or gift card purchases.
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URL #1: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/26/AR2010052603693.html