On 7 May 2013, Senior Associate Nick O’Connell, Associate Anita Siassios, and Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Chris Appleby delivered a presentation at the Media One Hotel in Media City, Dubai. The presentation provided a legal perspective on key issues relating to e-commerce, as well as developments in the UAE’s Cyber Crimes Law.
Anita’s presentation provided an introduction to the key legal issues in e-commerce, including the effects of contracting with consumers electronically, privacy, digital content regulation, advertising, promotions and social media. Nick’s presentation covered the recent developments in the Federal Law No 5 of 2012 concerning Combating Information Technology Crimes, which is also known as the Cyber Crimes Law. Nick compared the new law with the old law, and provided further analysis of some notable provisions of the new law in order to better understand its use and application.