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Fine and jail term for sharing private company information online


The Public Prosecution has earlier noted the significance of Federal Decree – Law No. 5 of 2012 in fighting cybercrime.

The UAE Public Prosecution has issued a warning against disclosing confidential company information without authorization online.

According to Article 22 of the Federal Law no. 5 for 2012, anyone who uses, “without authorization, any computer network, website or information technology as a means to disclose confidential information which he has obtained in the course of his work” will be subject to these penalties.

The punishment includes imprisonment for a period of at least six months and a fine of not less than Dh500,000 and not more than Dh1 million.

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