Federal Law No. 1 of 2006 on Electronic Commerce and Transactions provides security measures of electronic transactions and ensures that electronic data is authentic and reliable.
Privacy protection in the UAE Penal Code
Article 378 of the UAE Penal Code makes one liable if he violates the private or familial life of individuals, by perpetrating one of the following acts, unless authorised by law, or without the victim’s consent:
a. If he lends his ears, records or transmits, through a device of any kind, conversations that took place in a private place or through the telephone or any other device.
b. Captures or transmits, through any kind of device, the picture of a person in a private place.
If these acts were done during a meeting in front of the attending persons, their consent shall be presumed.
The UAE’s Constitution
Article 31 of the UAE’s Constitution provides for the freedom of communication by means of post, telegraph or other means of communication and guarantees their confidentiality in accordance with the law.
Protection of copyrights, patents and trade marks
The following laws ensure protection of copyrights, patents and trademarks: