Re: Possible Panic Vector?
Serves them right for not sorting it out properly as it is done in "less advanced" countries.
If you happen to have a Bulgarian SIM for example, you are automatically enrolled into alerts the moment you roam onto a foreign networks. You get an SMS with their Foreign office global (and if the location is "interesting" local) contacts and the mobile operator subscribes you for foreign office alerts for that country for as long as you are in.
AFAIK, several other countries are doing the same.
In all cases, your contact details remain with the operator all the time and the government keeps NOTHING on file as it does not need to. Plain, simple, effective and works.