Home / / Abu Dhabi detains man for posting video of sleeping family

Abu Dhabi detains man for posting video of sleeping family

Accused posted footage on Instagram without permission

Abu Dhabi detains man for posting video of sleeping family

Abu Dhabi authorities have detained an Arab man accused of taking video footage of a sleeping family without permission, UAE daily Gulf News reported.

Check out our social media legal guide.

The incident reportedly occurred while the parties were on a boat trip together. The accused took a 15-second video of the family without their consent and posted it on Facebook-owned media-sharing service Instagram.

The accused, who does not contest the allegations, subsequently removed the offending footage and told prosecutors he had posted the video as a joke and had not believed the complainant would be sufficiently upset to press charges.

Check out our social media legal guide.

According to legal experts contacted by ITP.net, under UAE law, taking photos or video without the permission of the subjects and publishing the material is an offence under privacy provisions. Ignorance of the law does not constitute a defence in such cases.

Follow us to get the most comprehensive IT Security news delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

CHANNEL AWARD 2018