Penalties for collecting and processing online personal data explained


Whoever uses information technology to collect, archive or process personal information relating to Emiratis or residents of the UAE may face detention and/or a fine ranging between AED 50,000 and AED 500,000. 

That is according to Article 13 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumors and Cybercrimes, the UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained today, through posts on its social media accounts.

This explanation is a part of the Public Prosecution's continuous efforts to enhance legal culture among community members and increase their awareness about the latest legislation in the country.

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