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Know the law: Is posting photos of random people online a crime in UAE? 

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Dec. 04, 19 | 11:14 am

So you think the Internet is your ticket to do anything in the virtual world?

Think again before you hit that send button because for one, well, you are still in the UAE. And UAE laws apply, even on social media.

In the end, it is still all about decency, morality and social order. Here are the offences considered as cyber crimes in the UAE.

These are serious and carry prison terms and stiff fines, not to mention deportation because we are foreigners here.
1. Hacking for personal or work-related gain; to gather data re to finance, commercial value, medical records; destroy programs or website
2. Forgery on electronic documents
3. Using false address or third-party address to commit crime or cover-up
4. Using or publishing someone else’s credit cards, bank accounts without prior authorisation
5. Extortion or threaten another person to engage or not engage in certain acts
6. Engaging in prostitution, posting, sending or saving pornographic materials or gambling activities in the computer— website owner, transmitter, publisher also liable
7. Acquiring pornographic materials involving children through website or other electronic means
8. Slander especially against public official in the course of his work
9. Invasion of privacy through interception of conversations, photographing other people, publishing news even if true and correct
10. Disclosing confidential information obtained through work
11. Trafficking of humans or human organs; illegal drugs; antiques or archaeological finds
12. Posting news, cartoon drawings, photos, programs or ideas that would endanger national security, prompt riot, hatred, racism, damage national unity or social peace
13. Trading or promoting weapons, ammunitions or explosives
14. Promote terrorism, including facilitating communication among leaders and members, promoting ideas, attract new members, making explosives
15. Calling for donation without license from accredited authority
16. Make sarcastic remarks, damage reputation of UAE president, vice president, rulers of Emirates, royal family, UAE flag, logo, national anthem or any of its symbols.
17. Insulting Allah, Islam, rituals

Source: http://ejustice.gov.ae/downloads/latest_laws/cybercrimes_5_2012_en.pdf

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