UAE: Penalties for Providing Illegal Content Online Clarified

UAE: Penalties for Providing Illegal Content Online Clarified News developments

UAE: Penalties for Providing Illegal Content Online Clarified

Alroeya, 7 May 2022: The UAE’s Public Prosecution has clarified the penalties for providing illegal content and refraining from removing it.

Under Article 53 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34/2021, anyone who uses a website or an electronic account will be fined between 300,000 and 10,000,000 AED, if they store or publish illegal content and do not take the initiative to remove it or prevent access to this content within the period specified in the orders issued to them and the Decree-Law.

The same penalties will be imposed on those who refuse to comply, in whole or in part, with one of the orders issued to them under the Decree-Law, without an acceptable excuse.

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