December 24, 2019
In my column this week in The National newspaper, I answer a reader who has been targeted by a third party claiming to have evidence his wife is being unfaithful - however, the photos sent by the man as 'proof' show a different woman. The person is now sharing this information with the reader's friends and he would like to know what legal options he has to stop this. I explain the UAE's Cyber Crime Law makes the act of electronic defamation punishable by a fine of up to Dh500,000 or a prison term. I advise the reader to first file a case with Dubai Police's Electronic Crime Department who will launch an investigation into the matter.