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Not All Regulators Agree on ‘Big Brother’ SIM Cards

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Four tourists on Khao San Road in Bangkok

Four tourists on Khao San Road in Bangkok. Image: Fabio Achilli.

BANGKOK — Telecoms regulators disagree over a plan to mandate foreigners use SIM cards which can track their location, with one commissioner saying the plan has a long way to go and may end up dropping the tracking function.

Challenging assertions made last week about the plan, a member of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s board said the plan was unlikely to go forward as envisioned, most likely without the location-tracking of all foreigners promised.

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By Sasiwan Mokkhasen

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