The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has declared few new national laws which also includes the IT crimes as well. New national law claims that if you are using a VPN to access the blocked sites in the United Arab Emirates then it could land you in prison and fine of up to $545000.
Using VPN In UAE Could Get You In Jail And Fine Of Up To $545000
As we all know that online privacy is one of the most biggest and significant challenges nowadays. Hence, the governments across the world have been found to be utilizing the Internet to pursue people’s information and carry mass surveillance.
Using spoofed IP-addresses for illicit purposes in the United Arab Emirates may entail a penalty of imprisonment or a fine of up to $545000. The relevant changes in the legislation announced by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The penalties can be as limited as $136,000 and as high as $545,000 or else the least option will be the prison.
Yes, many of you might be thinking that what kind of rubbish rule is this, but yes it’s true, as the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has already declared all these national laws which also includes VPN as well.
Note the UAE officially banned or blocked almost all popular foreign applications based on VoIP technology (Viber and WhatsApp), allowing to organize bilateral visual and voice communication users from anywhere in the world.
At the present time to provide telecommunications services in the country, including the protocol VoIP, can only be licensed by the telecom operators. As the public service providers will block all the resources that are contrary to the interests and values of the United Arab Emirates, including all Israeli resources and adult sites as well.
In 2013, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government officially blocked the access to the Skype service, but in April this year, the ban was lifted after the tech giant Microsoft complaints and other large companies.