The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reminds its citizens once again that disclosing secrets and private information about an individual’s life without their consent is punishable under existing UAE Law. It also applies to the expats and residents who are currently living within the emirates including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Lawyer Eissa Bin Haider said that the UAE’s Cybercrime Law clearly states that sharing personal details of an individual’s private or family life is prohibited if done without permission even if the said details were true. It is also posted in the UAE Barq official social media account which translates:
“6 months imprisonment and a fine of up to 500 thousand dirhams penalty “disclosure secrets”Attorney Issa Ben Haidar asserts that the Electronic Crimes Law prohibits the publication of material through websites, including the disclosure of secrets relating to private or family life, even if it is true if the publication is without the consent of the victim. The penalty is imprisonment for a period not less than 6 months and a fine of not less than 150 thousand dirhams and does not exceed 500 thousand dirhams, or one of the two penalties.”