Up to Dh500,000 fine, one year jail term for filming people in UAE

Published: July 1, 2018
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Police warn residents not to take photos and videos of other people without first requesting their permission  PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Police warn residents not to take photos and videos of other people without first requesting their permission PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Taking photos or shooting videos of others is considered an invasion of their privacy and a punishable act in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to Gulf News, this can lead to a penalty between Dh150,000 (approximately Rs5,025,000) and Dh500,000 (approximately Rs16,750,000), in addition to a minimum of a one-year jail term.

On Friday, police said they have arrested a man for filming another man crying at a Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) customer care centre in Dubai.

The suspect also uploaded the footage on social networking sites,

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Dubai Police also warned residents not to take photos and videos of other people without first requesting their permission, as doing so is a crime punishable by law.

According to Federal Decree Law No.5 of 2012 of the Cybercrime Law, residents who breach the privacy of others can face a hefty fine between Dh150,000 and Dh500,000, in addition to at least one year in jail.

This story originally appeared in Gulf News

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  • Abdul Latif Qureshi
    Jul 1, 2018 - 5:54PM

    Good legislation. Recommend

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