Proposed Mandatory Registration of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) used for Publicly Available Electronic Communications Services Regulations - Public Consultation
The mandatory registration of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) is an initiative of the Government to ensure the security of all citizens and to counter all forms of crime.
Pre-paid unregistered Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) are widely used in criminal circles and are especially appealing because of the anonymity they provide. Through the course of their work the Malta Police Force have determined that the mandatory registration of SIMs would provide an effective tool which would assist them in crime prevention and investigation.
The proposed draft Regulations on Mandatory Registration of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) used for Publicly Available Electronic Communications Services Regulations will provide the legal basis for voluntary and mandatory registration.
The Authority welcomes written comments and representations from interested parties and stakeholders during the consultation process. Details on how to submit responses can be found in the consultation document.
The consultation period will run from Wednesday 5th September 2018 till Wednesday 11th October 2018.
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