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Dubai Open Data Committee formed

Committee to ensure that data is readily available for its Dubai audience

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Dubai: To ensure that open access data is readily available for its Dubai audience, while enhancing the experience of sharing and receiving information, a resolution has been issued to form the ‘Dubai Open Data Committee.’

The resolution, issued by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, aims to achieve integration and synchronisation of Dubai’s services on different levels. It also aims to strike the balance between making data available and maintaining information security in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a smart city.

The Dubai Open Data Committee will implement a number of tasks, which guarantee ease of information flow and information security at the same time, wherein the committee will coordinate with the concerned entities in Dubai to define the scope of open data, classifications and issue priorities regarding circulation and sharing mechanisms.

The open data committee is headed by Abdullah Al Madani from Roads and Transportation Authority and comprises representatives from a number of government entities in Dubai. The committee includes: Wesam Lootah from Dubai Smart Government, Mohammad Shael from Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Al Zaffin from Dubai Municipality, Ahmad Al Falasi from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Khalid Al Razouki from Dubai Police, in addition to representatives from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Dubai Centre for E-Security.