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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Saudi government gets tough on cybercrime and criminals

According to the Saudi cabinet, there will be new harsher penalties for committing cybercrime inside the country. A bill that was passed on Monday, would charge people who commit crimes online with a $133,000 fine, and one year in prison. The cabinet said in a statement that it passed a proposal from the Shura assembly that was submitted last year.

The internet is strictly monitored and censored in Saudi Arabia, with online pornographic material and politically themed websites blocked from public viewing.

While the cabinet passed the proposal, the king must give the final approval.

Posted on 03/28