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Dubai Open Data Committee formed in support of the Smart City initiative

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council has issued a resolution with regards to the formation of the ‘Dubai Open Data Committee’.

The resolution aims to achieve integration and synchronization of Dubai’s services on different levels. It also aims to strike the balance between making data available and maintaining data security in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a smart city.

The new resolution also aims to provide open access data – aligned with global practice – to ensure that data is readily available for its Dubai audience, whilst enhancing the experience of sharing and receiving information.

The Dubai Open Data Committee will implement a number of tasks which guarantees 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 Mr. Abdulla Al Madani from Roads and Transportation Authority and comprises representatives from a number of government entities in Dubai. The committee includes Mr. Wesam Lootah from Dubai Smart Government, Mohammed Shael from Department of Economic Development, Engineer Mohammed Al Zaffin from Dubai Municipality, Mr. 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.