Contact: Cole R. Southall and Anthony R. Foderaro; Fillmore Riley LLP (Manitoba, Canada)

Technology has revolutionized how we work, communicate and socialize, but it has also given predators and bullies an additional platform to torment their victims. Legislators and the courts have been scrambling to catch up with ever-advancing technology to address “revenge porn” and “cyberbullying." The following is a brief overview of how the Legislatures and the courts have considered these issues, in both the civil and criminal context.

Read more: Revenge porn, cyberbullying and the law

Contact: Cynthia Fischer and Daniel Pereira

Recent changes to the federal statute governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On September 24, 2015, President Obama signed into law the E-Warranty Act of 2015. The E-Warranty Act amends the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, (the MMWA) modernizing the warranty notification requirements. It allows manufacturers and suppliers of retail products to publish the terms and conditions of consumer product warranties online rather than including the terms and conditions with the products themselves. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) must issue rules no later than September 24, 2016 to reflect the terms of the E-Warranty Act.

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The Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai has recently drafted a new child protection policy, which protects children, investigates abuses against their rights, and provides government services to families and children believed to be in danger.

Read more: Child Protection Law: United Arab Emirates

Author: Hassan Elhais

Know your rights: 5 criminal laws every Dubai expat should know.

With the aim to provide updated legal advice in a clear and readable way for expats living in Dubai and the Middle East, here we set out your rights when it comes to alcohol and licensing. It is important to note that the penalties for breaching any of the following licensing laws is a jail term and can be combined with deportation in some cases.

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The public prosecutor charges the accused with theft. The exception to this rule ids situation where theft is committed between siblings, parents and children or spouses, and no third party rights accrue in which case the public prosecutor only charges the accused on the complaint of the other party. However, if the crime of theft between such relations was also accompanied by aggravating circumstances like carrying a weapon, or committing theft at night, the public prosecution has the discretion to proceed with charging the accused without any confirmation from the other party.

Read more: Punishments About Theft