Saudi Arabia has announced that 'spying' on your spouse's phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a year in jail and a hefty fine.
'Married individuals planning to spy on their spouse in
Saudi Arabia will need to think twice, because such an activity could
potentially attract a fine of 500,000 riyals (N47m), along with a prison
term for a year,' read a statement released by Saudi Arabia's
The provision, part of a new anti-cyber
crime law which came into force last week, is meant to 'protect morals
of individuals and society and protect privacy', the ministry said. The
move comes amid a 'steady increase in cybercrimes such as blackmail,
embezzlement and defamation'.
'Spying' on your spouse's phone is now a crime in Saudi Arabia with offenders facing a £95,000 fine and a year in jail
Wednesday, 4 April 2018