Lawmakers propose to halt ‘indiscriminate’ sale of mobile lines

10 Dec 2012

Peru’s Special Committee of Public Safety Multiparty Congress has approved legislative proposals to impose more stringent restrictions on the sale of mobile phones, La Republica reports. The proposals are intended to ‘stop the indiscriminate sale of pre-paid phone lines,’ with a view to limiting the use of wireless technology in criminal activities. The committee suggested a maximum of five mobile lines – either pre- or post-paid – per customer, and the implementation of an identity verification system requiring a customer to provide formal identification before a sale is authorised.