Important from the Public Prosecution for all citizens and residents regarding the secret numbers of electronic accounts

The State's Public Prosecution clarified the penalty for obtaining codes and ciphers for others without permission, through a tweet broadcast today on its accounts on social media.

The Public Prosecution indicated that according to Article /9/ of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 regarding combating rumors and cybercrime, which stipulates that he shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of no less than /50,000/ fifty thousand dirhams and not more than 100,000/ one hundred. One thousand dirhams, or one of these two penalties, whoever obtains, without permission or permission from the person concerned, a secret number, code, password, or the like related to a website, electronic information system, information network, or information technology means.

The penalty shall be imprisonment for a period of no less than /6/ six months and a fine of no less than 300,000/ three hundred thousand dirhams and not more than 500,000/ five hundred thousand dirhams, or either of these two penalties, if whoever obtained it without permission or permission from the owner of the password Or the code or password or the like to enter, or enable someone else to access the website, electronic information system, information network, or information technology means with the intention of committing a crime.

The dissemination of this information comes within the framework of the State Public Prosecution’s ongoing campaign to enhance the legal culture among members of society, publish all the new and updated legislation in the country, and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.