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Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing Dubai Digital Authority

Dubai: 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.

According 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.

The 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.

Director General

Sheikh Mohammed also issued a decree appointing Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori as Director General of the Dubai Digital Authority.

Sheikh 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