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UAE Employees Jailed for Privacy Breach Before Ultimately Being Acquitted

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

A recently-reported court case in the United Arab Emirates has highlighted the importance of establishing and implementing good privacy practices, even in the absence of specific data protection legislation.

In late 2014, the UAE public prosecutor charged three officials from a federal authority – the general director, a branch manager and an IT manager – with violating privacy laws and breaching public security by placing CCTV cameras in a female customer service centre. The men argued that they had installed the cameras for security purposes and that the female employees were aware of the cameras. The men were initially held … Continue Reading

UAE copyright law protects privacy of photography subjects

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

While the Duke of Cambridge’s request for global media to respect the privacy of his son, Prince George, has started a debate over the extent to which individuals in the UK can rely on legal measures to prevent the publication of intrusive photographs, the position is somewhat clearer in the United Arab Emirates with specific provisions of the UAE Copyright Law granting protection to persons who appear in photographs.… Continue Reading

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