After seeing the picture on social media.
A woman was fined Dh150,000 for taking a photograph of another woman and posting it on social media in Abu Dhabi.
The European national had inadvertently snapped the picture of the woman while trying to raise awareness of volunteering work in cleaning up beaches, as per Emarat Al Youm report.
After posting the photo on the website of an autism centre, the husband of the woman filed a lawsuit for taking the photograph of his wife without her permission or her knowledge.
In her defence, the woman’s lawyer said that she had received several awards for her volunteering work and had no ill intentions in taking the photo.
He added that she is a home maker and does not have any income to pay the huge fine.
The persons who appear in the photo were also wearing full clothing and thus do not harm the public interest in any way.
Her lawyer argued that seeing as a beach is a public area, privacy laws do not apply.
The court adjourned the hearing till December 11.
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The same story was repeated with other people, in different circumstances, because of the victim’s complaint and his insistence on dealing legally with what the sender saw as a “joke” in what he considered an “insult.” Which resulted in many accused under the jurisdiction of the law under the law against the crimes of information technology, which punish the sender to imprisonment and a fine of not less than 250 thousand dirhams and not exceed one million dirhams or a penalty.
At the end of the trial, the state courts tried to punish some of them. Others are still awaiting trial until the end of their trial, including the story of a young man being tried by the Misdemeanor Court in Abu Dhabi to send a flagrant video to the list of numbers stored on his phone. The accused confirmed to the court that he sent the video by mistake and that he used to send every morning to the numbers recorded on his phone verses of the Koran and the supplications of the morning, but he made a mistake this time …Read More