Dubai eGovernment signs EIDA deal
Dubai, January 30, 2012
Dubai eGovernment has signed an MoU with the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) to support government integration and digital transformation through e-linkages in pursuit of its digital transformation towards an integrated knowledge-based society.
The move is aimed at activating digital ID applications, remarked Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director general of Dubai eGovernment after signing the deal with Dr Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Emirates ID director general, at the Dubai eGovernment headquarters.
As per the deal, Dubai eGovernment will introduce the required central applications for integrating with infrastructure of digital identity applications so as to optimize usage of the population register and complete electronic linkage between EIDA and all Dubai entities.
For its part, EIDA will provide the necessary technological applications to read the data stored in the ID card together with the infrastructure for the digital identity applications and unified identity management in order to verify the identity of clients.
EIDA also plans to partner with Dubai eGovernment in developing the concept and general framework for the digital ID project at the Dubai Government level.
The two parties have agreed to employ all available resources to achieve the common strategic goals, particularly the improvement of operational performance, simplification of government procedures, development of services provided to customers, and the creation of effective communication channels to support government integration.
“The signing of this agreement is in line with our commitment to actively contribute to the objectives of government integration and the electronic transformation of government systems across Dubai," said Bin Humaidan.
Al Khouri pointed out that the deal coincides with the gradual conversion towards making the ID card a key identification instrument for transactions and services provided by the government and private sector organizations.
“This strategic partnership reflects our belief in the use of advanced technologies in improving government performance, considering that the population register and ID card project is part of the UAE’s strategy to become one of the five best governments in the world,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service