UAE: Imprisonment and a fine of one million dirhams as a penalty for some electronic violations

The legal advisor, Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif, warned individuals against falling into electronic frauds, including those carried out by people who take false names and impersonate others.

Al-Sharif said that the Law of Rumors and Electronic Crimes tightened the penalty in the text of Article (40), as it decided a penalty of imprisonment for a period of no less than one year, and a fine of no less than 250 thousand dirhams, and not more than one million dirhams, or one of these two penalties, for anyone who seized himself or to others without right, on movable money or a benefit, or on a bond or signing this bond, by using any fraudulent method, or by taking a false name, or impersonating an incorrect capacity, through the information network, an electronic information system or any other means information technology.

Article 57 of the Rumors Law also decided that the attempted misdemeanors stipulated in this Decree-Law shall be punished with half the penalty prescribed for the complete crime.

Al-Sharif reviewed, in episodes broadcast by "Emirates Today" through its accounts, other articles of the rumor law, including Article (38), which stipulated a penalty of imprisonment and a fine of not less than 250 thousand dirhams, and not more than 500 thousand dirhams, or one of these two penalties, for anyone who established Or manage a website, or supervise it, or broadcast, send, publish, republish or promote through the information network, to engage in gambling activities, in cases other than the authorized.

Article (39) of the same law stipulates a penalty of imprisonment and a fine of no less than 500,000 dirhams and not more than one million dirhams, or one of these two penalties, for anyone who trades in artistic antiquities in cases other than those authorized by law, through the information network or an information technology means. , whether by creating, managing or supervising a website, which is a heavy penalty to limit manipulation of capabilities and money laundering crimes.