News VPN Illegal UAE Dubai

Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Bhavishya Kanjhan

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The use of VPN is illegal in UAE : Dubai Police

According to a story by Emirates 24/7, the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in the UAE to bypass content filters and ‘tamper with the internet network’ is illegal in the UAE.

There are many VPN services that allow users to get around the filters put in place by TRA and the ISPs. While these services may be used for nefarious purposes, some users in the country and region use them to access services such as VOIP, and multimedia content which may be restricted to certain countries – like Netflix or Spotify.

The story also adds that while Dubai Police may not initiate action suo moto – which means on its own accord – the use of such service will bring in their own additional punishment in cases of people having committed an illegal activity.

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