Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x(print)

e-ISSN: 2959-2879(online)

Volume 7 / Issue 2

Protecting the information privacy of litigants during remote trials before UAE courts


Moustafa Elmetwaly Kandeel



This paper analyzes the increasing trend of courts in various countries towards using technology in litigation. Consequently, it is now reasonable to say that there is an integrated legal regulation of a remote trial. The paper stresses that the remote trial system applied before the UAE courts requires the use of court-specific systems and programs to process the personal data of litigants, defendants, victims, and witnesses as well as the data of the subject matter of the dispute. Therefore, this paper highlights the importance of applying information security rules during remote trials and taking all necessary precautions to protect data privacy from being hacked or compromised. To address this issue, three main points are studied: the first is the requirements for the success of the remote trial system. The second is the protection of the right to information privacy. The third relates to the mechanism for implementing the remote trial system and protecting the right to information privacy.

DOI: 10.51958/AAUJBL2023V7I2P7