UAE: Hacking Crimes and Their Penalties Explained

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UAE: Hacking Crimes and Their Penalties Explained

Alroeya, 12 April 2022: The UAE’s Public Prosecution has explained the crime of electronic hacking under Federal Decree-Law No. 34/2021.

Under Article 2 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34/2021, anyone who electronically hacks a website, an information system, an information network, or an information technology medium will be jailed and/or fined between 100,000 and 300,000 AED.

A jail term of at least six months and a fine of between 150,000 and 500,000 AED will be imposed on anyone where the hacking causes harm, destruction, or suspension of the hacked system.

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