Dubai warns of legal action against individuals leaking classified government information

SourceGulf Business
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

Dubai government authorities have identified individuals who leaked classified documents through messaging applications and social media platforms. The act, a criminal offense will result in legal action. Furthermore, punitive measures will be taken if information related to confidential and sensitive government documents and worksheets is leaked, Dubai Media Office said. The General Secretariat of @TECofDubai: #Dubai government authorities had identified certain individuals that leaked classified documents through messaging applications and social media platforms. This act is a crime as per the Emirate’s laws and will result in legal action. — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 8, 2021 The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai has highlighted the importance of following protocols whilst exchanging government information to maintain its privacy. According to HR laws, during the service of an employee and thereafter, he/she must maintain the confidentiality of the information he accesses, in his capacity as the holder of the post and must not disclose it. #TheExecutiveCouncil’s General Secretariat stressed the importance of following the procedures in exchanging government information to maintain its privacy. pic.twitter.com/uUjw2uZgKJ — المجلس التنفيذي (@TECofDubai) February 8, 2021 ...read more...