Russian govt proposes to force mobile operators to use encrypted SIMs

Monday 20 August 2018 | 13:20 CET | News
The Russian Ministry of Communications has issued a proposal to oblige mobile operators to use SIMs with encrypted protection of personal ID, reports Prime. A draft legal document on the issue has been published on the relevant state website.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Russian Federation
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