AED 500,000 fine if caught filming people in UAE
The Dubai police have arrested a man over the weekend for having filmed another man who was crying at the RTA customer care centre.
The cautionary advice that the government of UAE want to inform you is this: If you ever want to record somebody in UAE without their permission totally candid, just don’t do it.
If you get caught, there will be a hefty fine you will have to end up paying. Taking the photos and the videos of anybody is known as invasion of another person’s privacy although they do share the common public space around you. And if caught, you will end up paying a fine of AED 150,000 to AED 500,000 along with a jail time of minimum 1 year.
Earlier last Friday, the Dubai Police has confirmed that a man was arrested for having filmed another man crying at a Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) customer care centre. Not only that, but the Suspect had also posted the footage on other Social Networking sites, and in no time the footage had gone viral being commented on and shared a multiple number of times.
The RTA mentioned in a series of tweets that the man that was crying in the footage at the RTA customer care office was not an employee if Cars Taxi and also did not have any outstanding fines or dues to be made paid.
The RTA said, “The man was at the headquarters to inquire about the Dh20,000 in fines against his relative who worked as a driver at the Cars Taxi franchise. An investigation is underway to determine the reasons for the driver’s fines.”
According to Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2012 of the Cybercrime Law, residents who breach the privacy of others can face a hefty fine between Dh150,000 and Dh500,000, in addition to at least one year in jail.