Germany: Bundesrat gives the green light to identity number


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"All citizens of the Federal Republic, toddlers and octogenarians included, will hence from July 2007 onwards be assigned an identity number by the Federal Central Tax Office. The hitherto dispersed data stocks at some 5,500 registration offices encompassing the approximately 80 million persons registered in Germany will thereafter for the first time be managed centrally"

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