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New data law to make Dubai smartest city by 2017

Wam/Dubai
Filed on March 17, 2016 | Last updated on March 17, 2016 at 07.17 am

With the aim to support the Dubai Smart City strategy to achieve this target, Shaikh Mohammed has issued Law No (2) of 2016 establishing Dubai Data Establishment (DDE).

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to transform Dubai the smartest city in the world by next year.

With the aim to support the Dubai Smart City strategy to achieve this target, Shaikh Mohammed has issued Law No (2) of 2016 establishing Dubai Data Establishment (DDE).

DDE aims to enhance Dubai's capabilities in the field of publishing and exchanging data, and establish a database to serve the public and private sectors, as well as oversee, regulate and coordinate among government entities.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, approved the Executive Council's Resolution No (12) of 2016, appointing Younis Abdul Aziz Al Haj Mahmoud Al Ali as Executive Director of Dubai Data Establishment, in addition to his position as Deputy Director General of the Dubai Smart City Office. The Law and Resolution will be considered effective from the date of their issuance, and will be published in the Official Gazette. - Wam





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