Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reminded those that will be a part of RTA’s photograph competitors to “adhere to prescribed phrases and situations, particularly as regards to passengers privateness on board public transport means.”
RTA launched on Tuesday a images competitors, in collaboration with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Worldwide Images Award (HIPA) that may kick off on June 27 and can run for 3 weeks. It’s open to all photographers — professionals and hobbyists; residents or guests of the UAE — with a complete prize cash of Dh45,000.
On Friday, following an inquiry by a Gulf Information reader who was “questioned by Dubai Police for taking images contained in the Metro, RTA mentioned: “For the HIPA competitors, please be aware that it’ll begin on Sunday (27 June) as per the announcement, due to this fact individuals can begin taking images from then on.”
“Moreover, the competitors’s phrases and situations shall be posted on HIPA web site (http://www.hipa.ae) on the twenty seventh, and individuals ought to adhere to prescribed phrases and situations, particularly with reference to passengers privateness on board public transport means.”
Promote public transport
The competitors goals to advertise using public transportation and the sceneries in Dubai. Members are requested to submit minimal of three images, together with at the least one photograph for every theme of the competitors: ‘Artwork and Structure’ (geared toward capturing the great thing about landmarks, infrastructure, websites, avenue artwork and services throughout Dubai); ‘Public Transport’ (overlaying Dubai Metro, tram, ferry, Abra, taxis and buses); and ‘Emirati Tradition and Way of life’ (locations, occasions, native tradition, Emirati spirit and nationwide flavour).
Unlawful to take images
A reader who despatched an e-mail to Gulf Information on Wednesday mentioned he was on the Union Metro Station and one police officer known as his consideration for taking images contained in the Metro.
“He (police officer) noticed me taking a photograph of the Metro and he known as my consideration and introduced me in for questioning. I used to be questioned about my intentions, and I mentioned I’ll use the images and video for the competitors,” wrote Christopher, the GN reader.
“I used to be informed (by the police) that it’s unlawful to take images and movies of the metro and all public transports of Dubai,” added the Dubai resident who didn’t elaborate the kind of images he took.
Respect for privateness
Dubai Police have repeatedly suggested folks “to chorus from filming or taking footage of others with out their permission” as such motion is punishable by UAE’s legal guidelines and rules, particularly the Federal Decree Regulation No. 5 of 2012 on Combating Cybercrimes.
The legislation prohibits the invasion of a person’s privateness by breaching their privateness. Photographing others or creating, transferring, disclosing, copying or saving digital images by way of using know-how for the invasion of privateness of one other particular person shall be punished by imprisonment of a interval of at the least six months and a nice not lower than Dh150,000 and never in extra of Dh500,000 or both of those two penalties.
Extra tips to comply with
In the meantime, the RTA famous there are guidelines governing taking of images in public locations to guard the privateness of people. Extra particulars and tips concerning the photograph competitors shall be launched quickly, the RTA informed Gulf Information. Members are requested to register by way of HIPA’s official web site — http://www.hipa.ae.