With the span time and the development of technology, the world has undergone huge changes that somehow left a huge impact on the people. These impacts are not positive all the time and as a result there are some adverse effects that causes harm to the society. Cyber-crime is one such expanding risks that is threatening the development of the technical growth of the country.
The report here will discuss how cyber-crimes has disturbed the practice of internet in the United Arab Emirates triggering a serious concern for the people as well as for the government of the country and highlights the preventive measures and approaches that can be engaged to reduce such coercions in the future so that the citizens can operate these technologies for their growth in both socio-cultural and economic stage of the country (Al Neyadi et al., 2015). The report also forecasts prediction of such crimes in the future in case the government do not take much protective measures to control such risks.
The report wraps up a self-reflection that addresses the influence of these crimes on the society of UAE and the vital efforts to reduce such problems. It also emphasizes the effective defensive actions that are implemented by the government to avoid such calamities.
Results of the Study
A current study by International Journal of Scientific & Technology on the Internet Governance & Cyber Crime in UAE has discovered that most of the people of UAE feel uncertain while retrieving the internet (Al Neyadi et al., 2015) as most of them had encountered persecutions while using internet. These threats are mostly intended at the personal information about property, governmental issues and many other serious secret issues damaging the reputation of the people. The study exposes that these cyber activities like offensive acts, issues regarding copyrights, terrorism acts, security of state and hatred for religion are the products of a few critical and serious issues which might have been faced by the criminal at certain periods of his life (Al Neyadi et al., 2015). The research that has been conducted here states that there are still people in the country who are still facing such offensive crimes due to their negligence about the cyber-crimes that has cropped up in the recent years. The main purpose of this investigation is to identify the effective measures to govern and regulate the uses of internet among the citizen of the country to decrease the number of victims attacked by the cyber-crimes (Kahler, 2015) and it also prepares a list of laws and policies that are executed by the government to restrict the criminal offensive acts of cyber harassment. The report roughly furnishes the laws under which a person can be charged for breaking these rules and regulations and hence it is not clear enough for drawing any strong conclusion as all the categories are not specified properly.
The research addresses the term internet governance which mainly implies the awareness on the application of new informative technology in the practice of communication and identifies the threats that intimidate these new technologies and disturbs the entire system of internet communication. From the research, it has been derived that the context cyber-crime encircles any illegal offences that deals with computers, internet and networking systems. The term internet governance includes the intricacy of implementing internet governance policies which can be categorized into five dimensional frame work namely- legal, social, economic, cultural and developmental.
According to the research study, it has been acknowledged that most of the internet users in UAE have suffered an attack of online cyber-crime while accessing internet. These issues became more severe when there is no scope for identification or prove to identify the criminal. Since UAE is more vulnerable for its economic status throughout the world the cyber offences are often targeted to the citizens of the nation. Another reason for the attack of cyber-crimes is the over using of mobile phones by the citizens (DeNardis, 2012). Nowadays, with the increase of depending on the internet usages for every commercial and communication purposes, the different forms of cyber-crimes are increasing.
These illegal and illegitimate activities are all results of the carelessness of both the people of the nation and the government of the country. The protection and the safety of the people can be achieved by implementing certain government laws that checks the illegal action while accessing internet. Since most of the user’s access internet from their mobile phones, the users must install anti-virus services which will prevent the outflow of the data from the user’s device (Musiani et al., 2016). The UAE government has formed cyber-crime boards and organizational security that handles cyber-crimes. On the other hand, the police of Abu Dhabi have created Abu Dhabi’s State Security Apparatus and the department of Anti-Electronic Crimes that deals and investigates the cyber-crime to spy in the internet and its users (Pavan, 2012).
In a nation like UAE, where the citizens are vulnerable to the attack of cyber-crime it is very likely that these can again take place in the long run. This is because the citizens of the country are still not completely aware of the cyber-crimes that the country is still fighting to eradicate and most of the users of the internet are minors who (Wall, 2015).
The research which has been conducted here has revealed the weakness of UAE in creating a safe and secured network for its citizen. The observations that has been observed by me while conducting the research proved that the country is prone to the attack of cyber-crime as most of the internet users are not enough aware of the cyber security rules and regulations. In UAE, since most of the young users visits adult websites and gambling sites, the attackers get the access of the personal information of the user easily.
While performing this research, I have come up with some measures that are implemented by the government to protect the internet users. It can be prevented by limiting the access of the public internet services like Wi-Fi and installing anti-virus services in mobiles.
Al Neyadi, A., Al Kaabi, A., Al Kaabi, L., Al Ghufli, M., Al Shamsi, M., & Khan, M. (2015) Internet Governance & Cyber Crimes in UAE.
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Musiani, F., Cogburn, D. L., DeNardis, L., & Levinson, N. S. (Eds.). (2016). The turn to infrastructure in Internet governance. Springer.
Pavan, E. (2012). Frames and connections in the governance of global communications: A network study of the internet governance forum. Lexington Books.