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Ministry of Telecommunications’  IMEI Registration Policy Threatens Digital Privacy

The Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunications recently announced that residents must register the International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) associated with their phone numbers on a new website. After people register their IMEI number, the ministry then sends them a link, which will activate their phone on the mobile network. It claims that this measure will […]

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Who will really pay for the Ministry of Telecommunications’ decision to prevent smuggling mobiles?

Since 2012, Lebanon’s Ministry of Telecommunications has been trying, despite changes in leadership, to combat the smuggling of smartphones. The latest decision was announced on August 31 by caretaker minister Jamal al-Jarrah. A few points to gather from the directive: Citizens are responsible for ensuring that their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) complies with the […]

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