24 October 2016Last updated

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Checking partner’s phone without consent can land you in jail

Lawyers say Cybercrime Law and Federal Penal Code protect privacy of individuals

11 May 2016 | 01:23 pm

Any wife or husband who inspects each other’s phone without their partner’s permission may get three months in jail in addition to a fine ranging from Dh3,000 to Dh5,000, lawyers said.

The violators can be prosecuted under Federal Penal Code No 380 which protects the privacy and freedom of both spouses.

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