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Up to Dh1 million fine for violating UAE social media laws: 5 rules you must know
Individuals must be careful not to violate the country’s cybercrime regulations as federally decreed:
What is the rules of posting social media-!
Pursuant to your queries, the provisions of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrimes (the ‘UAE Cybercrime Law’) are applicable.
In the UAE, an individual needs to adhere to the rules and guidelines as advised by the local authorities and the provisions of UAE Cybercrime Law relating to posting any content on social media platforms.
In general, the UAE provides great opportunities for using social media platforms. However, pursuant to the UAE Cybercrime Law, an individual needs to be responsible while using the platforms. As such, you may follow a few basic social media rules in the UAE mentioned below:
•Refrain from making insulting or offensive posts which defame Islam or any other recognised religions. By Article 37 of the UAE Cybercrime Law, such crimes may attract imprisonment of up to seven years and penalties ranging from Dh250,000 to Dh1 million.
•Refrain from posting any content which is harmful to women or children, such as human trafficking, pornography, prostitution and acts against public morality. By Article 32 to Article 34 of the UAE Cybercrime law, such offences may attract imprisonment ranging from one to five years and penalties from Dh250,000 to Dh 1 million.