Why VPN ban in Saudi Arabia, know its Penalties
VPN ban in Saudi Arabia : Do not use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your phone to access sites or apps that are not allowed in Saudi Arabia. Get rid of them right away. If not, those caught will be punished harshly. Trending : Check travel bans and restrictions via Absher
The authorities have warned people that using a VPN is illegal and will lead to prosecution. If the police or other authorities find the VPN on the phone, the owners or users of the phone will soon be facing legal action.
What is the punishment for using VPN in Saudi Arabia?
According to Al-Arabiya news, Hizam bin Saud Al-Subaie, an expert on cybercrime, said that Article 3 of the Cybercrime Law makes it illegal to get into systems to spy, listen in, cause damage, or do other illegal things. Of course, he also made it clear that some VPN apps are bad for their users info and privacy.
– Lawyer and legal assistant Hamoud Al-Najem said that breaking into the VPN system without permission is a very serious information crime that is punishable by the system, as stated in Article Three, Third Paragraph, of the Information Crimes Law. Most Viewed : Saudi Arabia wins hosting of 2025 FIBA Asia Cup
He pointed out that this article says “whoever illegally accesses these electronic means shall be punished by imprisonment for a year or by a fine of 500,000 riyals, or by one of these two penalties.” This is about protecting public rights, he said.
– He talked about the private right and how it is based on how much harm was done to the person whose data was accessed and how illegally software was used. This person then goes to court to demand compensation.
– He also said that the punishment is harsher if the crime involves ter*orist groups, if these programs are used for national security purposes, or even if this information is leaked to hostile parties. He said, “The more serious and comprehensive the act is and the more extensive and widespread the damage, the greater the punishment.”
Serious Danger :
Abdullah Al-Sabaa, a technical expert, said that this software is very dangerous for its users because it puts their data at risk and could install harmful programs on their devices. He also said that people shouldn’t use it to stay out of trouble with the law. See Also : Saudi Arabia simplifies Indians visit
– In the past few hours, a lot of Saudis have used the hashtag #BeCareful to talk about how they should avoid using these programs that leave their users open to having their personal information stolen. They also stressed how important it is to keep all of their personal information safe and not share any of their secrets with anyone until Don’t take advantage of their information.
Why is VPN ban in Saudi Arabia :
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CITC) of Saudi Arabia finds websites and apps that are against the country’s laws, customs, and religious and social morals and blocks them. These websites and apps also pose a threat to national security.
– In Saudi Arabia, you can’t use WhatsApp to make voice or video calls. To get around this problem, a lot of people, including expats, use the video call feature by downloading VPNs from the Play Store and the Apple App Store. Most people put VPNs on their phones because it’s convenient to be able to access websites and apps that are blocked through them. However, they do this without fully understanding the legal issues and consequences.
– It’s also important to keep in mind that the police can easily find it during the check, even if it’s installed and hidden in the phone. Rule 3 of the Saudi Anti-Cyber Crime Act says that a fine of 500,000 riyals will be imposed if it is found that a banned website was opened during the inspection. Read : Escaping workplace during inspection
– In Saudi Arabia, around 60,000 websites have been banned. These include sites that show semi-nud*ty, sites that support LG*T rights and culture, sites with se*ual content, dating apps and websites, news websites that have content that is against the country and government policies, and websites that promote violence, sectarianism, hatred, instability, and anarchy among native people.
– The websites of ter*orist groups and banned groups that threaten national security and the peace of the people, sites that have offensive content about Islam and the Prophet, websites that spread false information about Islam, websites which violate copyright laws and websites that offer hacking software.
– Shopping sites that sell fake products and items that aren’t allowed to be sold in the country, also, sites that sell drugs and alcohol. The CITC has banned a lot of websites and apps, including ones that promote su*cide and internet abuse, websites for gambl*ng and online bett*ng, VPN websites, and more. Like and Follow Saudi Expatriates on Linkedin