Public Prosecution in The UAE warns of a fine of up to 500,000 dirhams due to electronic publications

Residents of the United Arab Emirates who fall for deceptive advertisements risk a fine of up to Dh500,000.

The United Arab Emirates Public Prosecution has issued a warning that electronic publishing might result in a fine of up to 500,000 dirhams.

Individuals who utilize technology to spread misleading information about products or services are discouraged from doing so as a result of this measure.

The UAE Public Prosecution warns of the penalty for misleading advertisements on social media sites.

The United Arab Emirates Public Prosecution has issued a warning about the penalties that might be imposed for deceptive advertisements on social media networks.

Within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a severe warning has been issued against misleading customers through the use of deceptive marketing and promotions. In accordance with Article 48 of Federal Decree-legislation No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumors and Cybercrimes, those who violate the legislation may be subject to imprisonment as well as fines of up to Dh500,000.

A film that was distributed across the United Arab Emirates Public Prosecution's social media channels brought attention to the sanctions that are imposed on people who intentionally mislead customers.

The law stipulates that anyone who utilizes information networks, information technology solutions, or online platforms to distribute deceptive information regarding products or services may be subject to imprisonment and fines ranging from Dh20,000 to Dh500,000, or both.

According to the government, the punitive measure is also applicable to anybody who promotes goods or services on the basis of deceptive advertising or by making use of inaccurate data.

Additionally, it addresses acts such as advertising, promoting, brokering, or trading in virtual or digital currencies without the appropriate authorization from the relevant authorities. These activities are prohibited under the law.

Individuals who utilize technology to spread misleading information about products or services are discouraged from doing so as a result of this measure.

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