UAE: Penalties for Tampering with Digital Evidence Clarified

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UAE: Penalties for Tampering with Digital Evidence Clarified

Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), 16 August 2022: The UAE’s Public Prosecution has clarified the penalties imposed on those who tamper with digital and other types of evidence.

Under Article 18 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34/2021, anyone who operates a website, an account on a computer network, an email or an information system and deliberately conceals or tampers with digital evidence relating to any of the crimes stipulated in the UAE Cybercrime Law to obstruct the work of investigation authorities or other competent authorities will be jailed for at least six months and/or fined at least 200,000 AED.

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