ADJD raises awareness of cybercrime

Within the “Majalisna” initiative, in collaboration with “Majalis” Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), in collaboration with “Majalis” Abu Dhabi at the Citizens and Community Affairs Office of the Presidential Court, held an awareness-raising lecture on “Cybercrime and its Dangers to Society”, as part of its efforts to promote legal awareness among the components of society, in order to ensure their protection and to prevent them from the dangers conveyed by crimes involving the use of modern technologies and social media.

The lecture, which was delivered at Al Manhal Majlis in Abu Dhabi, is part of the “Majalisna” initiative launched by the ADJD, in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, to promote the dissemination of legal culture among the components of society to support the maintenance of security and stability.

The lecture, given by Dr. Abdulla Hamad Al Mansouri, Chief Prosecutor, addressed the nature and definition of cybercrime, the dangers of cyber-extortion and the sanctions provided by the law in this regard. The lecturer also focused on the causes and factors that lead members of society to become victims of cyber-extortionists, and provided in this regard a set of practical examples based on cases handled by the Public Prosecution.

Dr. Al Mansouri also discussed the risks associated with the misuse of social media networks and the liability on the part of users in accordance with the provisions of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumours and Cybercrime.

The Chief Prosecutor insisted on the most important restrictions and controls to which people should pay attention when surfing the Internet, in order to ensure the safe use of all kinds of information technology means, to avoid any attempt to endanger people’s safety or to make them victims, or to refrain from anything that could lead them to commit acts that might expose them to legal liability.