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The UAE has introduced a federal law banning the use of VPNs to try to avoid paying for expensive VOIP services. Is this law a violation of people's rights?

The UAE has introduced a federal law banning the use of VPNs to try to avoid paying for expensive VOIP services. Is this law a violation of people's rights?
  • Yes, peoples rights are being violated by being monitored

    To know a person is using a VPN, a person needs to be monitored. Our computers send this information to the webpage we are visiting and so, to recognize the VPN this information would need to be shared. This is a direct violation of our rights as no one should have access to the information regarding our programs online.

  • Yes, it is a violation of people's rights to accessing information.

    Yes, it is somewhat a violation of people's rights. The Internet should be made more accessible. Right now many entities are trying to control what is presented and what we can access by making more and more services available only if you pay a hefty fee. Not everyone can do so. It would benefit the people if more services were free or at least, economical.

  • Free VOIP is not a basic human right

    The UAE takes a positive and necessary step by banning the use of VPNs to access apps that are not allowed withing the Gulf nation. Telecom companies spend billions of dollars on infrastructure to provide much needed communication services for citizens. These communications always fall under government regulation. Unregulated use of communication apps by VPN is also a security risk.

  • UAE government makes the laws

    In this case, I think the idea of people's rights is a subjective idea. I firmly believe that all people in all countries in the world have basic human rights and should be able to obtain jobs, shelter, food, water, and other basic needs. However, the reality of the world is that each country is run by a different governing body. While this law introduced in the UAE does take away basic rights that people had previously, based on the laws of that land, it is not a violation of the people's rights.


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