A senior prosecutor in Dubai has advocated for the creation of a specialized court dedicated to cybercrime cases, citing the limited understanding some judges have of hacking and digital forensics. Dr. Khalid Ali Al Junaibi, the First Chief Prosecutor at Dubai Prosecution, expressed this view during a symposium held on Thursday. He noted that the existing judicial framework is often ill-equipped to deal with the intricacies of cybercrime. "The intersection of law and hacking presents a formidable challenge, as many judges lack a comprehensive grasp of the technical aspects involved in penetration testing and digital evidence," he stated. To address this, Al Junaibi suggested the establishment of specialized courts staffed with judges who possess expertise in cybersecurity and digital forensics. These courts would be well-suited to manage the increasing number of cases related to online fraud, data breaches, and other cyber-related offenses. "We need judges who specialize in these matters, along with dedicated prosecution offices to tackle digital and electronic crimes," Al Junaibi emphasized. "This setup will enable us to conduct more effective investigations, prosecutions, and adjudications of cybercrime in Dubai."

Al Junaibi presented these ideas at a symposium titled 'Future Crimes and the Role of Cybersecurity in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,' in the presence of Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai. The symposium also covered topics such as artificial intelligence crimes, robotics, deep fakes, and strategies to combat them, as well as the analysis of big data. With technology becoming increasingly integral to daily life, the risks associated with cybercrime are also on the rise. Lieutenant General Tamim underscored the importance of fostering close collaboration between all sectors and government bodies, both public and private, to bolster cybersecurity and devise innovative solutions. "It is imperative that we implement the necessary safeguards to shield society from the dangers of misusing modern technologies to commit crimes via cyberspace, through concerted efforts between all sectors and government institutions," Tamim asserted. The symposium speakers also called for the formation of specialized teams to compile security-related data and create awareness materials about cybercrimes. Additionally, they proposed a national strategy for quantum computing and the development of legislation that aligns with advancements in artificial intelligence and remote technologies. Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Director of the Centre for Future Studies at the University of Dubai, discussed the dual nature of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity. He pointed out that while governments utilize AI to enhance and fortify security, it is also employed by hackers to infiltrate electronic systems. Dr. Al Dhaheri emphasized the need for a proactive and preventive approach to preempt future crimes.