BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 15. Mexico - Score: 60.79 | Change from 2013 Score: +3.91 - Rank: same

Mexico has implemented many relevant cyberlaws, including privacy legislation, rules on data breach notification, and up-to-date cybercrime legislation.

Intellectual property laws in Mexico generally meet international standards, but enforcement action is rare and the bar is set very high for prosecution. Considerable improvement is required to gain confidence in intellectual property protection in Mexico. Proposals to update Mexico’s copyright law to include a multiple notice and takedown regime were pursued in 2012 and 2013, but these efforts appear to have stalled.

In 2013, Mexico adopted a formal policy on technology neutrality as part of the National Digital Mexico Strategy. The strategy commits Mexico to the use of “technological solutions favoring neutrality and interoperability.”

Internet use and broadband penetration remain very low in Mexico, and the country continues to face challenges in delivering a modern information technology (IT) infrastructure that can facilitate cloud computing. In 2014, the Mexican president announced a plan to develop a broadband network with a focus on expanding Mexico’s wireless capability with a view to increase market competition.

Overall, Mexico’s ranking did not change in 2015, remaining in 15th place. However, the country recorded impressive gains in both its legal / regulatory settings and its IT infrastructure.

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