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Saudi bans husbands and wives from spying on each other's mobiles

Report says spying on your spouse's mobile phone can get $133,000 fine and one year in jail

Saudi's new law makes it illegal for spouses to spy on each other's phones.
Saudi's new law makes it illegal for spouses to spy on each other's phones.

Saudi Arabia has passed a law to prevent husbands and wives from spying on each other's mobile phones.

According to Saudi daily Arab News, a new cybercrime law has been passed that prohibits a husband or wife from looking through their spouse's mobile phone, with punishment of up to a year in jail and/or a SAR 500,000 fine ($133,000).

The report said that the maximum penalty can be applied in cases where the spouse cracks the mobile password and shares the information they find. Penalties will be less if the partner only looks at the phone without forwarding data.