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UAE Social Media Buzz: ‘Khaled’s Story’ Delivers a Compelling Lesson

Khaled's Story: UAE Public Prosecution Raises Awareness on Responsible Behavior

Khaled's Story

The UAE Public Prosecution recently shared a story on its social media platform, focusing on a man named ‘Khaled‘.

The narrative underscores an important lesson, detailing Khaled’s ambitions for wealth and fame, which led him to create a social media page. He regularly posted “funny and hilarious” videos in an effort to attract more viewers and followers.

Here’s the post..

As the story unfolds, the growing popularity of his social media page led Khaled to film a family without their consent, accompanied by sarcastic remarks.

Unfortunately, this landed Khaled in significant trouble as he faced a complaint for filming the family without their consent.

Khaled’s Story – Lesson

Here’s the lesson emphasized by the authority: “Social media is a means of networking, obtaining important information, and offering meaningful content. However, using it irresponsibly makes the person subject to legal accountability.”

Khaled's Story

Let’s have a look at the law..

As per Article 44 of Federal Decree Law No. 34 of 2021, individuals convicted of breaching its regulations may face imprisonment for no fewer than six months and a fine ranging from Dh150,000 to Dh500,000, or one of these penalties.

This violation applies to anyone who uses a computer network, electronic information system, or information technology means with the intent of attacking the privacy of a person or the sanctity of the private or family life of individuals without consent and in other than authorised cases by law, under the following cases:

Eavesdropping, interception, recording, communication, transmission or disclosure of conversations, communications or audio or video materials.

Taking photographs of others at any public or private place or preparing, communicating, exposing, copying or keeping electronic images thereof.

Spreading news, electronic images, photographs, footages, comments, data or information, even if true and correct, to harm such person.

Taking, communicating or publishing photographs of the casualties, dead persons or victims of accidents or disasters without permission or consent of the concerned persons.

Tracking, detecting, disclosing, exposing, copying or keeping data of geographical sites of third parties.

The law also governs the modification of content with the intent of defamation.

Anyone who uses an electronic information system or any means of information technology to make any modification or manipulation of a recording, image or scene, with the intent to defame or offend another person can be jailed for a period of no less than one year and a fine of Dh250,000-Dh500,000, or either of the two penalties.

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This law underscores the repercussions for those who invade privacy, spread rumors, or engage in gossip about others. It underscores the stringent laws in the UAE, which impose fines or even imprisonment for such behaviors.