A fine of up to 200,000 dirhams and imprisonment for accessing data without permission
A fine of up to 200,000 dirhams and imprisonment for accessing data without permission

If access to websites, electronic information systems, computer networks or information technology without prior permission is found in the UAE, you may be imprisoned and fined up to 200,000 dirhams by the authorities. ...

 

The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office cautions against accessing websites to obtain government data or confidential information without permission.

The Public Prosecution in the United Arab Emirates has warned against accessing information without authorization, whether the aim is to obtain government data or confidential information related to financial, commercial and economic establishments.

The Public Prosecution clarified, in a video clip posted on its social media platforms, on Friday, the punishment for committing such acts, which are considered a cybercrime under the law of the United Arab Emirates.

According to Article 4 of Federal Decree - Law No. 5 of 2012 regarding combating cybercrime, anyone who is found to have violated the law will be punished with temporary imprisonment and a fine of not less than 250 thousand dirhams and not more than 150 thousand dirhams.