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Consider relaxing the limit of corporates real-name SIM card registration

Consider relaxing the limit of corporates real-name SIM card registration

The government may allow corporates to register more than three SIM cards in real-name in the future, according to Edward Yau Tang-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.
The public consultation period of SIM Cards real-name registration ended today.

Speaking on a radio programme, Yau stressed that most of the public supported real-name registration for SIM cards which helps to prevent crimes.

Users will have to provide identification documents to purchase SIM cards in the future, purchasing no more than three SIM cards from each telecommunications service provider, according to the consultation paper.

Yau said that the government considered the need to allow corporates to register more real-name SIM cards, maybe at a double-digit number.

“The needs of individuals and corporates may be different,” Yau added. “We will adjust the proposal after receiving all comments.”

After Patrick Li Pak-chuen was named the director of broadcasting, several RTHK programs were cancelled or moved. Yau replied that the credibility of RTHK came from abiding by the charter.

“The credibility of RTHK based on following its goals and responsibilities,” Yau said. “I believe that RTHK as a broadcast organization, can run smoothly and build up public confidence gradually.”
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