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Spying on wifes phone is now a criminal offence in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced “spying” on your spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a hefty fine — and a year in jail. “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 ($133,000, 108,000 euros), 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 anticybercrime law which came into force last week, is meant to “protect morals of individuals and society and protect privacy”, the ministry said. (AFP)

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