It takes a lot to qualify as the “world’s worst” internet law, but Nick Farrell thinks Mexico has a serious contender”
One of the dafter laws in internet history is going before the Mexican senate in a desperate bid to curb computer crime.
Typically laws drafted by politicians to deal with computer crime are based on a complete lack of knowledge about how the Internet works, but the “Fayad Law” has been hailed as one of the worst in Internet history.
Senator Omar Fayad claimed he wrote the law in conjunction with the Federal Police but is so badly worded that it could effectively lock up any internet user in the country.
For example you could be jailed for 15 years if you “disturb the functioning of a computer system” which could easily be interpreted as installing any program on the computer, or simply upgrade your operating system.
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