Romania removes pre-paid SIM registration obligation from draft ordinance

3 Oct 2019

Romania’s Senate and a government commission have removed provisions from a draft government emergency ordinance issued in August that would have required customers buying a pre-paid SIM card to present their ID card from 1 January 2020, reports The decision follows a warning from the ombudsman that there was no justification for rushing through such a requirement, which it believes would ‘drastically limit’ the right to privacy.