UAE to set up cyber crime court

New department under federal court to handle cyber crime cases

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UAE to set up cyber crime court The court will tackle cyber crime cases around areas such as fraud and extortion.
By  Mark Sutton Published  December 16, 2009

The UAE government will set up a new department under the Federal Court to handle cyber crime cases.

Speaking at Abu Dhabi Police's third International Conference on Cyber Crime, Justice Minister Dr Hadef Jua'an Al Daheri said that the new Cyber Crime Department would be established to tackle technology related crimes, according to Gulf News.

"A new department will be set up shortly to exclusively tackle all cases related to cyber crime in the country. Cyber crime does not just affect individuals, but it is increasingly becoming a huge security threat to governments, public departments as well as private institutions worldwide," said Dr Al Daheri.

"While this is the age of information technology and it has become an essential aspect of the daily lives of individuals, it brings along negative effects with positive ones," he said.

The Department will most likely be based in the UAE emirate of Sharjah. Federal Law number 2 of 2006, which covers cyber crimes, will be updated to include the role of the department.

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