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Operators and agents will need to check the passport details of subscribers when selling them SIM cards. Also companies want to give access to the system of public services to enable them to verify information with the database of official agencies.
The document also provided the opportunity to undergo identification by establishing the electronic signature of the buyer.
Legislators said that now there is a system of the uncontrolled sale of SIM cards on the streets without a contract, which is being used by scammers.
Earlier, Matviyenko pointed to the fact that this bill will make life easier for the security services. As an example, she cited the terrorist attack in the subway of Saint Petersburg, which security forces could have prevented.