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Video without a person’s consent: Dubai Police clarifies

 

DUBAI – A Dubai Police official has clarified that you can take a photo or video of others in public, without their consent, as long as it is meant to be used as police evidence.

However, under no circumstances should the photo or video be uploaded, posted or shared online or through social media, according to Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai.

“The complainant has the right to record a video and send it to police without incurring legal responsibility for filming, even if it is without the knowledge of the other party, as it is included as part of the evidence in the case file. These types of videos will not be considered as defamation as long as the video clip is not published on social media,” Lt. Gen Tamim explained in a virtual conference.

Lt. Gen. Tamim said that the public can report crimes and harassment by taking photos or video clips with their mobile phone, which can then be sent to police through the e-Police in Your Mobile service of the Ministry of Interior app called MOI UAE.

The ministry app allows anyone to report any crime and suspicious activities, as well as lost items. A similar feature is also available on the Dubai Police app. ICA/Expat Media

How to use the MOI UAE e-police app

– Log in to your account

– Go to Services, choose Police Services

– Click on e-Police in your Phone

– Click on plus (+) sign

– Confirm you have read the terms and conditions

– Choose the type of complaint

– Select incident’s location, Click Next

– Attach photo, video, voice message or text

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