Spying on your spouse’s phone could lead you to jail in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has announced that going through your spouse’s phone without his or her consent or knowledge could land you in prison and face a hefty fine.

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“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, along with a prison term for a year,” read an English-language statement released by Saudi Arabia’s information ministry.

The provision, part of a new anti-cybercrime 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”, the statement said.

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