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Up to Dh10 million fine for sharing illegal online content in UAE


DUBAI – The UAE Public Prosecution warned that a fine of up to Dh10 million will be imposed on anyone who shares or stores illegal online content.

According to the Public Prosecution, this comes under the federal law against e-crimes. The minimum penalty for violators is Dh300,000.

The prosecution said that anyone who used a website to share, store or public illegal content will be penalized. Anyone who refuses to remove such content will also be liable for punishment.

Illegal content could be anything that promotes pornography, gambling, prostitution, violence, racism, rumours that stir public panic, among others. ICA/Expat Media

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