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Monday, September 18, 2006

UAE Cyber Crimes Law

My thanks to Grapeshisha for posting an English translation of the UAE's new cyber crimes law. I hope and pray that it is a bad translation, because it talks about issues that are very far removed from 'cyber crime'. Anyhoo, I quite like this clause...

Article No.5 of the law reads anyone convicted of hampering, blocking or preventing the reach of service or logging onto computer programmes, or information sources with any possible means whether via the use of internet or any information technology mean, shall be punished with a jail term, or a fine, or both.

That's Etisalat in the slammer then.

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6 Comments:

Blogger nzm said...

Ya wish! :-)

11:38 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

nzm: I do wish, and I can't actually see anything in this (admittedly dodgy) translation that says Etisalat is not a criminal entity. So there.

11:55 pm  
Blogger Deepak Morris said...

So if I walk into your office and jokingly unplug your computer I'm a criminal?

Deepak

12:22 am  
Blogger Mme Cyn said...

Deepak -- If we know Keefieboy, you wouldn't make it as far as prison... hahahahaha

7:00 pm  
Blogger The Lady said...

Hold up - did anyone hear the Etishite CEO chump on the Business Breakfast the other day? He said it wasn't Etishite's fault that certain sites were blocked. It was in fact the TRA fleabags - y'know the telecoms regulatory authority.

Who woulda thought eh? :)

9:31 pm  
Blogger Dubai-Informer said...

Haha, nice one about the law for blocking ;-)
Lets see what happens to the TRA now...

Dubai Informer

3:51 pm  

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