Deutsche Telekom targets terrorist misuse of prepaid cards

Friday 6 January 2017 | 10:46 CET | News
Deutsche Telekom plans to launch a Europe-wide anti-terrorism initiative to combat the misuse of prepaid mobile cards. In the coming weeks, the Telekom executive board will enter into discussions with competitors, EU representatives and supervisory authorities to discuss enforcing uniform legal regulations on the sale of prepaid cards across Europe. Deutsche Telekom data protection and compliance director Thomas Kremer said criminals frequently use prepaid cards for one call only, making it difficult to trace their movements, according to a report in Wirtschafts Woche.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / Telekom Deutschland
Countries: Europe / Germany
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