egypt’s law criminalises radio jamming, punishes violators by imprisonment and fine

Egypt’s Law Criminalises Radio Jamming, Punishes Violators By Imprisonment And Fine

Egypt’s Telecommunications Regulatory Law has criminalised radio jamming. The law will punish violators with imprisonment and a fine.

If a person performs any act of disruption to communications and affects the service, he will have to pay a fine and go to jail. According to Egypt Today, the law punishes unlawful intentional interception of radio waves by imprisonment and fine.

What are the consequences?

If a person intentionally intercepts or jams radio waves assigned to others, he will be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months and a fine of not less than twenty thousand pounds and not exceeding fifty thousand pounds, or one of these two penalties.

Whoever violates any of the provisions of Article 42 of this law will get punishment. He can also face one of these two penalties. The court can also order the removal of works that are carried out without a license. 

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Radio jamming

Radio jamming is the act of blocking or interference with wireless communications. Jammers disrupt communications by decreasing the signal-to-noise ratio. It blocks the reception of transmitted signals and causes a nuisance to the receiving operator.

In the worst-case scenario, it is impossible to defend against a radio jamming attack. Most wireless networks are still vulnerable to radio jamming attacks. Jamming of communication systems poses a threat to law enforcement and the public. 

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