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HIPA: RTA urges participants in Dubai’s public transport photo contest to abide by prescribed terms and conditions

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reminded the individuals who will join RTA’s photo competition to “stick to prescribed terms and conditions, particularly with respect to travelers privacy on board public transport implies.”

RTA dispatched on Tuesday a photography competition, in a joint effort with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) that will start off on June 27 and will run for three weeks. It is available to all photographers — experts and specialists; occupants or guests of the UAE — with an absolute prize cash of Dh45,000.

On Friday, following a request by a media individual who was “addressed by Dubai Police for taking photos inside the Metro, RTA said: “For the HIPA competition, if it’s not too much trouble, note that it will begin on Sunday (27 June) according to the declaration, along these lines intrigued members can begin taking photographs from that point on.”

“Furthermore, the competition’s terms and conditions will be posted on HIPA site (http://www.hipa.ae) on the 27th, and members ought to cling to prescribed terms and conditions, particularly with respect to travelers privacy on board public transport implies.”

The competition means to advance the utilization of public transportation and the landscapes in Dubai. Members are mentioned to submit least of three photos, including at any rate one photo for each subject of the competition: ‘Art and Architecture’ (pointed toward catching the excellence of milestones, foundation, destinations, street art and offices across Dubai); ‘Public Transport’ (covering Dubai Metro, cable car, ship, Abra, taxis and transports); and ‘Emirati Culture and Lifestyle’ (places, occasions, neighborhood culture, Emirati soul and public flavor).

A peruser who sent an email to media on Wednesday said he was at the Union Metro Station and one cop called his consideration for taking photos inside the Metro.

“He (cop) saw me snapping a picture of the Metro and he called my consideration and took me in to be interrogated. I was examined concerning my aims, and I said I will utilize the photos and video for the competition,” he composed.

“I was told (by the police) that it is illicit to take photos and recordings of the metro and all public transports of Dubai,” added the Dubai inhabitant who didn’t intricate the sort of photos he took.

Dubai Police have ceaselessly prompted individuals “to shun shooting or taking pictures of others without their authorization” as such activity is deserving of UAE’s laws and guidelines, explicitly the Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2012 on Combating Cybercrimes.

The law restricts the intrusion of a person’s privacy by penetrating their privacy. Photographing others or making, moving, unveiling, replicating or saving electronic photos using innovation for the intrusion of privacy of someone else will be rebuffed by imprisonment of a time of at any rate a half year and a fine at least Dh150,000 and not in overabundance of Dh500,000 or both of these two punishments.

In the mean time, the RTA noted there are rules overseeing taking of photos in public places to ensure the privacy of people. More subtleties and rules about the photo competition will be delivered soon, the RTA disclosed to media. Members are mentioned to enroll through HIPA’s true site — http://www.hipa.ae.


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