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• CYBER CRIME LAWS IN UAE

LAW1:

 Law No.2 of 2006, issued last month, includes 29 articles, and shall
take effect from the date of its issuance, and is to be published in the
official gazette.

LAW 2

 Article No.2 considers any intentional act resulting in abolishing,
destroying or revealing secrets or republishing personal or official
information, as a crime. It says anyone convicted of logging onto
information website or system shall be punished with jail term, or fine, or
both. If the act resulted in abolishing, destroying, or revealing, changing
or republishing information, he/she shall be sentenced to no less than six
months in jail and be fined, or both. If such information are personal, a
fine of not less than Dh10, 000 shall be imposed, and a jail term of not
less than one year shall be handed out to the convict, or both
punishments.

 The law also reads that anyone convicted of stimulating a male or
female to commit adultery or prostitution via the Internet will be jailed up
to five years and fined.

 Anyone convicted of abusing holy shrines or religious rituals or
insulting them or inciting others to do so, shall be sentenced to five years
in jail and be fined.

 Anyone convicted of opposing the Islamic religion will be jailed up
to seven years. Anyone convicted of transcending family principles and
values shall be jailed for one year and fined Dh50, 000. Anyone convicted
of setting up a website for groups promoting programmes in breach of
public decency and order shall be sentenced to five years in jail.

LAW 3::

 Article No.3 reads that anyone convicted of committing any crimes
stipulated in Article No.2 of this law, shall be sentenced to no less than
one year in jail, and fined not less than Dh20, 000, or both.

LAW 4:

 Article No.4 says anyone convicted of forging any document of
Federal or local government?s documents, or any of federal or local
institutions, shall be temporarily imprisoned, and fined, or both.

LAW 5:

 Anyone convicted of using the forged document with knowledge it
is forged, shall be handed out the stipulated punishment for forgery crime.
Article No.5 of the law reads anyone convicted of hampering, blocking or
preventing the reach of service or logging onto computer programmes, or

shall be sentenced to no less than one year. shall be sentenced to no more than two years in jail and fined no more than Dh50. and fined no less than Dh30. 000. LAW 8:  Article No. or both. and fined no less than Dh30. shall be either jailed or fined. or medical treatment or healthcare. LAW 7:  Article No. 000. or both. shall be imprisoned and fined. deleting or amending programmes and information. or receiving or intervened information or messages sent via the internet by using any electronic or high-tech means. or both. shall be temporarily jailed or fined. or destroying. the convict shall be jailed for no less than one year. If the act takes place with intent to use credit or electronic cards to get other?s money or their available services.11 reads that anyone convicted of reaching data of credit card or any other electronic cards by the use of the internet or any high- tech means. to incite him to carry out an act or not. or both.7 says anyone convicted of using the internet or any electronic or IT means for changing or destroying medical tests or medical diagnosis. LAW 6:  Article No. or one of each punishments.  Anyone convicted of using the internet for threatening or black mailing another person. by using the internet or any high-tech means in a fraudulent way or by taking a nick name or assuming the identity of others with intent to defraud.6 says anyone convicted of inserting certain information via the internet or using any IT or electronic mean for the purpose of stopping or breaking down. or a document to sign for himself or others.8 says anyone convicted of deliberately eavesdropping. or a fine. LAW 10:  Article No. 000. shall be jailed or fined. LAW 12: . or even assisted others to do it. shall be punished with a jail term. information sources with any possible means whether via the use of internet or any information technology mean. shall be sentenced up to 10 years in jail and fined Dh50. 000. LAW 11:  Article No.10 reads that anyone convicted of putting his hands on immovable funds. to incite him to commit lewd acts or honour crimes. LAW 9:  Article No.9 says anyone convicted of using the internet or any other high-tech means for threatening or black mailing another person.

he should be sentenced to more than seven years in jail.17 stipulates that anyone convicted of setting up a website. by using the internet or high- tech means. a jail term of no less than five years and a fine shall be imposed. or publishing news or pictures related to the private life of the family?s members. LAW 14:  Article No14 says anyone convicted of logging onto a website with intent to change the designs of this site. preparing. distribute or providing others with information that causes harm to public decency. 000.Abuse of holy shrines and religious rituals stipulated in other religious since such rituals are maintained in accordance to the rulings of Islamic Sharia • 3. or publishing information vi the internet or any other cyber means for the purpose of trafficking in human beings or facilitating human trafficking. or taking its address.12 says anyone convicted of producing. deleting it. LAW 18: . LAW 15:  Article No.4-Inctiment or promotion of sins  If anyone convicted of opposing the Islamic religion.  The crimes are as follows: • 1-Abuse of any Islamic holy shrines or rituals • 2.15 stipulates that anyone convicted of using the internet or high-tech means for the purpose of committing the following crimes. via the internet or high-tick means. amending its information.Insulting any recognised religion • 4. shall be jailed and fined. or saving information with intent to exploit.  Article No. or abusing its principles. shall be imprisoned and fined. shall be sentenced to no less than six months in jail and fined no less than Dh 30. sending. shall be temporarily imprisoned. 000. shall be jailed for no one year and fined Dh50. If the victim is a juvenile. LAW 17:  Article No. LAW 13:  Article No13 says anyone convicted of inciting or luring a male or female to commit adultery or prostitution. LAW 16:  Article No16 reads that anyone convicted of transcending family principles and values. or carrying out any missionary activities for the benefit of other religions. shall be imprisoned or fined.

shall be sentenced to nor more than five years in jail. 000 and up to Dh200. the convict shall be sentenced up to five years in jail.18 reads that anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information with the aim of promoting narcotics shall be temporarily jailed. or to promote their ideologies and finance their activities. he shall be punished with the same punishment stipulated in the law. LAW 21:  Article No. shall be sentenced to no more than seven years and a fine of no less than Dh30. LAW 22:  Article No22 reads anyone convicted of logging onto government websites with intent to obtain secrete information shall be sentenced to jail. If the practice resulted in deleting. all devices.24 says with no prejudice to others? rights. shall be sentenced to no more than five years in jail.23 says anyone convicted of inciting. or to publish information on how to make explosives or any other substances to be used in terrorist attacks.25 stipulates if the convict is an expatriate. LAW 19:  Article No.19 says anyone convicted of transferring dirty money or concealing their sources. or assisting or agreed with other person to commit a crime of crimes stipulated in this law. programmes and means used in committing any of the previous mentioned crimes will be confiscated.20 reads anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information for groups calling for facilitating and promoting ideas in breach of the general order and public decency. LAW 23:  Article No. LAW 24:  Article No. LAW 26: . or transferring illegal properties via the use of internet or other cyber means. he shall be deported after serving his term. destroying or publishing such information. LAW 20:  Article No. LAW 25:  Article No. 000.21 says anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information for a terrorist group under fake names with intent to facilitate contacts with their leadership.  Article No.

LAW 29:  Article No.26 says the implementation of penalties stipulated in this law does not contradict any other tougher punishment stipulated in the penal Code or any other laws. and is to be published in the official gazette.29 says this law shall take effect from the date of its issuance.  Article No.27 says law-enforcement officials are allowed to catch criminals and report violations. LAW 28:  Article No28 says any provision contradicts the provisions of this law shall be abrogated. . LAW 27:  Article No.