Up to Dh1 million in fines for disclosing confidential information in UAE

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

30th Jan, 2021. 12:49 pm
UAE work fines

People caught disclosing online confidential information without authorization can face jail and up to Dh 1 million in fines, the UAE authority has warned.

As per the details, the Public Prosecution in the UAE has released a video on Friday to inform the viewers about fines in case of the disclosure of confidential information.

The Public Prosecution shared a video on Twitter in which it explained Article 22 of the Federal Law no. 5 for 2012, which states: “[Violators] Shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of at least six months and a fine, not less than five hundred thousand dirhams and not in excess of one million dirhams or either of these two penalties whoever uses, without authorization, any computer network, website or information technology means to disclose confidential information which he has obtained in the course of or because of his work.”

A person could be liable to fines and penalties if s/he uses an electronic information system or other technology for attacking another person’s privacy.

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