Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) maintains a stringent stance on combating cybercrime, evident through its continuously evolving legal framework designed to encompass a wide range of potential offenses and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of technology. The most recent modification to the Federal law governing cybercrime in the UAE occurred in 2018, resulting in harsher penalties for offenders and the introduction of new measures aimed at preventing and prohibiting the misuse of information technology within the country. Under this updated legislation, UAE courts now possess the authority to levy substantial fines and issue deportation orders for both individuals and legal entities found guilty of cybercrime in Dubai and across the UAE.

The amended Cybercrime Law elaborates on various electronic criminal activities and incidents that could jeopardize public safety, facilitate further criminal acts, promote terrorism, or support the formation of illegal organizations. While the initial Cybercrime Law, established in 2012, already contained significant sanctions, the subsequent amendments seek to address the adverse consequences of technology misuse, including unauthorized access to illicit websites, defamation or libel on social media platforms, online financial fraud, and various other online criminal activities that fall under the purview of cybercrime in Dubai.

Legis Vista stands as a prominent firm specializing in cybercrime law in Dubai, boasting a team of experts equipped with extensive knowledge and experience in either winning cases or mitigating sentences for those accused of this offense. Given the escalating global concern surrounding cybercrime, exacerbated by technological advancements and the widespread use of the internet, our firm has proactively expanded and strengthened our dedicated team of cybercrime lawyers in Dubai, all of whom possess profound expertise in the field of information technology. With our profound understanding and experience in this domain, we are well-positioned to offer strategic and comprehensive legal solutions to both individuals and businesses grappling with cybercrime-related challenges.

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