King­dom crim­i­nal­izes spy­ing on spouse’s mo­bile phone

Arab News - - SAUDI ARABIA -

phone be­comes il­le­gal when you crack their mo­bile phone’s pass­word, ac­cord­ing to the law.

A penalty of one year in prison and a fine of SR 500,000 is ap­pli­ca­ble to part­ners who elec­tron­i­cally send the in­for­ma­tion that they have gained ac­cess to. If the per­son only looks through the phone and does not for­ward or pho­to­graph any of the in­for­ma­tion, the penalty awarded is less.

Ab­dul Aziz bin Ba­tel, a lawyer and le­gal ad­viser, said that any crime com­mit­ted us­ing com­put­ers, mo­bile phones and cam­eras is con­sid­ered a cy­ber­crime and will be pun­ished ac­cord­ingly.

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