Dutch govt working on IMEI block for stolen smartphones

Friday 14 December 2012 | 10:18 CET | News
The Dutch government and telecom operators have almost agree on how to remotely block stolen mobile phones, minister Ivo Opstelten (security and justice) wrote to Parliament on behalf of his ministry and the ministry of economic affairs. The IMEI number is a unique serial number for each mobile phone. When an IMEI number is blocked, the phone becomes useless, even with a new Sim card. A working group is developing the necessary preconditions for implementation; these should be finished this year. The Office of the Public Prosecutor and the police are also taking part in the decision. The

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