Pre-paid SIM cards in Germany.

When trying to get a pre-paid SIM card for mobile phone use in Germany, customers had to identify themselves. The data weren’t gathered for operational purposes, but exclusive to be a vailable for law enforcement purposes. Germany’s federal admini…

When trying to get a pre-paid SIM card for mobile phone use in Germany, customers had to identify themselves. The data weren’t gathered for operational purposes, but exclusive to be a vailable for law enforcement purposes.Germany’s federal administrative court has now ruled that the national regulator’s order which had lead to this practice had no basis in law, and was violating customers’ privacy rights.