Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing Dubai Digital Authority
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a law establishing the Dubai Digital Authority (DDA.
to the new law, DDA will be Dubai’s official body responsible for all matters related to information
technology, data, smart and digital transformation and information security.
Smart Dubai Department, the Smart Dubai Government, the Dubai Data Establishment, the Dubai Electronic
Security Center and the Dubai Statistics Center will operate under the new authority. The DDA has both its
own judicial identity and legal authority.
Mohammed also issued a decree appointing Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori as Director General of the Dubai Digital
Mohammed said the establishment of the Dubai Digital Authority is aimed at further enhancing
Dubai’s smart and digital transformation, providing high-level digital services to both
individuals and businesses, and maintaining the highest standards of cyber security.
Source: Gulf News