DATA
LAW
The law that has been published may be cited as the “Law No. (26) of 2015 on the Organization of Dubai Data Publication and Sharing”.

OBJECTIVES
The obligations of the entities and governing bodies is to ensure these objectives are understood by usage of open and shared data:
Data protection and privacy of the individual is our highest priority.
Dubai Data will publish comprehensive guidelines, which serve all users and providers. The Dubai Data Manual contains this information.
The most impactful and ready data will be shared first. Data will always be anonymous, hence untraceable, when it is opened.
Everyone will benefit from the Dubai Data Initiative.
The Dubai Data Initiative will increase transparency for the public.
When ever data is shared and made public it will be done following a rigorous process, security and IP-protection scheme defined in the law.
Access and use of open data will not be traced or monitored. Access and use of shared data will be analysed in order to improve the experience for all stakeholders across Dubai.
Sharing and opening data will allow the government to serve the public better, and hence improve people’s satisfaction and happiness.
HIGHLIGHTS
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Obligations of Dubai
Government Departments
PREPARATION
  1. Identify obstacles for review by Concerned Body
  2. Classify/categorize the entity’s data
  3. Develop a plan for sharing of data
DATA OPENING & SHARING
  1. Modify the entity’s infrastructure to publish and share data
  2. Take all necessary actions to publish and share data
  3. Report on data publication and sharing as requested by Concerned Body
UPKEEP & COMPLIANCE
  1. Handle data from other providers in compliance with Concerned Body
  2. Adhere to policies and requirements adopted by the Concerned Body
  3. Ensure quality and updating of entity’s data
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Specific Duties of the
Concerned Body
  1. OVERSIGHT
    Provide oversight of implementation in consultation with the Dubai Electronic Security Centre
  2. CLASSIFICATION FRAMEWORK
    Adopt the data classification framework
  3. PRIMARY REGISTRIES
    • Determine Primary Registries
    • Ensure records are built up, updated,
       organised, and categorised
  4. MONITOR COMPLIANCE
    Monitor compliance of data providers
  5. ENFORCE POLICIES
    • Data privacy
    • Intellectual property
    • Data classification, publication and
       sharing
    • Data use and re-use
    • Technical standards