Abu Dhabi Police: Disclosing work secrets and leaking customer data is a legal crime.
Abu Dhabi Police warned of the danger of disclosing work secrets and leaking currency documents and data by a public employee, as it is a crime punishable by law with a fine and imprisonment.
Abu Dhabi Police referred to Article (432) of the Penal Code, which states: “A person who, by virtue of his profession, craft, status or art, is a secret repository shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of no less than one year and a fine of no less than (20,000) twenty thousand dirhams, or by one of these two penalties. He disclosed it in cases other than those authorized by law, or used it for his own benefit or for the benefit of another person, unless the person concerned in the secret authorized its disclosure or use.
The penalty shall be imprisonment for a period not exceeding (5) five years if the offender is a public servant or is charged with a public service and he deposited the secret during, because of, or on the occasion of performing his job or service.
Article (433) stipulates that anyone who copies, distributes or supplies to others without the right the content of a communication, message, information, data, or others that he has access to by virtue of his work shall be punished by imprisonment.
Abu Dhabi Police explained that the publication of this information comes to enhance the legal culture among members of society, and raise the level of public awareness of the law.