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Dubai issues law to establish Dubai Digital Authority

Dubai issues law to establish Dubai Digital Authority
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori was appointed as the DDA's Director-General

UAE - Mubasher: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a law to form the Dubai Digital Authority (DDA) to improve the emirate's smart and digital transformation and maintain the highest standards of cybersecurity.

The DDA will be Dubai’s official body responsible for all matters related to information technology, data, smart and digital transformation, and information security, according to a press release on Tuesday.

The Smart Dubai Department, the Smart Dubai Government, the Dubai Data Establishment, the Dubai Electronic Security Centre, and the Dubai Statistics Centre will operate under the new authority, which has its own judicial identity and legal authority.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has issued a decree to appoint Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori as the DDA's Director-General.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: "Our goal behind the establishment of the Dubai Digital Authority is to achieve social and economic benefits. Our digital transformation began 20 years ago, our digital economy is currently worth AED 100 billion and we aim to double the contribution of the digital sector within two years."