THE WHAT, WHY, WHO AND HOW OF THE NEW DUBAI DATA LAW
What does the Dubai Data Law aim to do?
The Dubai Data Law, which has been in force since 27 December 2015 aims to improve efficiency between, and facilitate the integration of, services provided by federal and local governmental entities. It envisages the use of available data held by ‘data providers’ being utilized to help inform government decision making, strategic initiatives, and policies. The law also aims to support innovation, economic development, foster competition, and help Dubai achieve its vision of becoming a “smart city”.
Victoria Woods and Yasmene Cerfontyne