President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa has issued a law to make provisions for the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (the ADDA). This Authority will be directly have affiliations with the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and will be replacing the existing Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (the ABSIC). The rights and the assets with the ABSIC will be dwell with that of the ADDA now, being its successor. The ADDA was promulgated under the Law Number 16 of 2019 where the new authority will have general policies, strategic plans and creative initiatives including specialised criteria for e-government. It is also ensuring that the domestic state departments comply with the execution of the policies relating to the e-government and transformation of the digital platforms as well as the conditions for the exchange of the governmental data and to ensure that the security of the information is in complete coordination with that of the relevant competent authorities.
The ADDA is set to reinforce Abu Dhabi's digital potential and encourage the status of itself as that of an innovation hub for technology and services simultaneously ensuring the data security, server networks of the governmental departments and for working to improve the infotech adoption and implementation across the emirate.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.