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Punishment For IT Crimes In UAE

The interest for Internet and PC network has prompted the incorporation of Internet innovation into items that have normally worked without it. In this century, we are end-to-end connected with each part of the world and we are diving deep in this technical bubble.
 Yet, no matter how thrilling and opportunistic this may sound, there are perhaps several disadvantages to this technology as sometimes while accessing internet it is difficult to put breaks and you may end up intruding someone’s private life resulting in serious legal consequences as witnessed by Criminal Lawyers of Dubai.
 UAE being the first country in the Middle-East for issuing Cybercrime laws in the country in 2012, under Federal Law number 5 of the 2012 for combatting cyber-crime in UAE.
 The new law has been acquainted accordingly with expanding levels of digital crimes in the UAE, bearing in mind the expeditious development in information technology allowing criminals to commit multiple crimes via using IT devices. The new law, which expands on the past 2006 law, is unmistakably increasingly extensive in its tendency and degree. For instance, the previous law penalized anyone who commits a crime by accessing the Internet or an electronic device by way of imprisonment and fine, however, the existing cybercrime law overrules the provision and restricted access of any site illegally and without permission.
 Furthermore, the punishment is way more severe than the previous 2006 law as under the cybercrime law, the punishment involve imprisonment for a minimum term of six months and a fine varying from AED 150,000 TO AED 750,000 for amending, duplicating, erasing, revealing and distributing any information or data got by entering an electronic site wrongfully and without consent. Nevertheless, if such information so distributed belongs to a private individual and intrudes his/her privacy, the imprisonment can be for a minimum period of one year and the fine may exceed to AED 1 Million.
 In addition, the cybercrime law criminalizes several acts committed via any IT device and through internet for instance, disclosure of any confidential information, breach of privacy, tarnishing state security, enticing terror organizations, phishing, money laundering, accessing restricted content, hacking and, defamation.
 The cybercrime law now punishes online gambling, which was earlier missing in the 2006 law and exchange or transmission of any pornographic material through the Internet. Importantly, the punishment for such crime involves imprisonment and a fine of not more than AED 500,000, which may increase to one year of imprisonment and AED 1 million of fine if such content relates to a juvenile.
 Lastly, money laundering through Internet can invite a fine varying from AED 500,000 to AED 2,000,000, wherein money laundering was committed through usage of any electronic device via internet. In any event, if you are a victim or a person who is alleged in a cybercrime case, it is pertinent to approach the best criminal lawyer for determining your position and receiving a favorable judgment.

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