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Privacy under UAE’s law perspective

Data sharing and its potential risks  

A recent study conducted in June by Kaspersky Lab, an international software security group, revealed that people are prone to share sensitive data or secrets on the internet. This may happen willingly, by accident, and out of unawareness of what dangerous internet behaviour and the environment is. The study shows that 50% of people in the UAE share photos of themselves, 46% their contact details, 39% a photo of another person, 36% share sensitive personal details and 29% share work-related data online. Regarding the potentially even more serious share of sensitive financial details, 18% of UAE respondents have shared a secret about themselves and 9% have shared sensitive financial details.  

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