UAE: Minimum Dh200,000 fine for tampering with digital evidence

The penalty is outlined in Article 18 of the UAE Federal Decree-Law No 34 f 2021 on Combatting Rumours and Cybercrimes. Picture used for illustrative purpose only
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Abu Dhabi: Tampering with evidence, including digital evidence, is considered a serious offence in the UAE, with minimum fines of Dh200,000 imposed on offenders, the UAE Public Prosecution has warned.

In addition, offenders can be jailed for at least six months, the authority has said in a statement on its social media platforms.