According to the Gulf News of the United Arab Emirates, the federal prosecution recently announced a new regulation that taking photos of someone without consent, sharing and preserving these photos is an infringement of the right to privacy of individuals, and can be fined 500,000 and imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates.
The Federal Public Prosecution Service of the United Arab Emirates reminds Afghan residents to learn cybercrime law.
Those who use the Internet or other technologies to infringe personal privacy face at least six months in prison and fines from 150,000 to 500,000 dirhams.
According to Article 21 of Federal Decree No. 5 of 2012 on combating cybercrime, violations of the privacy of others include interception of records, wiretapping, and dissemination of audio or video materials of dialogue.
The UAE authorities stressed that the way to infringe on the privacy of others also includes taking photos of others without consent, and it is also illegal to transfer, disclose, reproduce or preserve these photos.
Under the same law, individuals who use information systems and technologies to change records, photos or scenes to attack others are punishable by one year’s imprisonment and a fine of 250,000 to 500,000 dirhams.