Mobile operators will not be allowed to share their customers’ information under the Data Protection Act. The Minister for Technology, Communication and Innovation, Deepak Balgobin, came to explain to the public on Saturday evening in a statement on MBC following the opposition campaign in connection with the sim card re-registration project.
Deepak Balgobin also addressed the question that many Mauritians are asking themselves. Why do we have to take photos? According to the Minister, the reason is to prevent identity theft. He wondered why people are so reluctant to give their photo in order to obtain a driving licence or passport.
The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation also issued a warning to those spreading gossip about the exercise. “According to him, it is only criminals or drug traffickers who should be afraid of this sim card re-registration exercise.