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Khaleej Times - - NATION -

Ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 21 of the fed­eral law on Com­bat­ing Cy­ber­crimes any per­son “shall be pun­ished by im­pris­on­ment of a pe­riod of at least six months and a fine not less than Dh150,000 and not in ex­cess of Dh500,000 or ei­ther of these two penal­ties for us­ing a com­puter net­work or and elec­tronic in­for­ma­tion sys­tem or any in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy means for the in­va­sion of pri­vacy of an­other per­son in other than the cases al­lowed by the law and by any of the fol­low­ing ways: 1 Eaves­drop­ping, in­ter­cep­tion, record­ing, trans­fer­ring, trans­mit­ting or dis­clo­sure of con­ver­sa­tions or com­mu­ni­ca­tions, or au­dio or vis­ual ma­te­ri­als. 2 Pho­tograph­ing oth­ers or cre­at­ing, trans­fer­ring, dis­clos­ing, copy­ing or sav­ing elec­tronic pho­tos. 3 Pub­lish­ing news, elec­tronic pho­tos or pho­tographs, scenes, com­ments, state­ments or in­for­ma­tion even if true and cor­rect. “Shall also be pun­ished by im­pris­on­ment for a pe­riod of at least one year and a fine not less than Dh250,000 and not in ex­cess of Dh500,000 or ei­ther of these two penal­ties who­ever uses an elec­tronic in­for­ma­tion sys­tem or any IT means for amend­ing or pro­cess­ing a record, photo or scene for the pur­pose of defama­tion of or of­fend­ing an­other per­son or for at­tack­ing or in­vad­ing his pri­vacy.”

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