The UAE government issued new laws which prevent anyone including travelers from using VPN to accomplish any task. The law states that anyone found using a Proxy server or vpn could face imprisonment or could be fined between $136,000 and $545,00 (Dhs500,00 and Dhs 2 Million).
The new law regarding VPNs states:
“Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than Dhs500,000 and not exceeding Dhs2 million, or either of these two penalties.”
Online Privacy is a major issue in todays tech world. Governments across the world are known to be using the internet to monitor citizens activities. Hackers are also known to intercept internet users and steal vital information from their gadgets.
Now for those who are still confuse what a VPN is, a VPN is a Virtual Private Network that encrypts your internet traffic thereby securing it and protecting it from those prying on your connection. When your internet connection is on a VPN, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can not monitor your activities and hackers would find it difficult to penetrate your network.
Still on the use of a VPN, fraudulent users can use a VPN to scam people and even masquerade under a fake cover.