In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No. (2) of 2020 partially amending Law No. (2) of 2016 on the Establishment of Dubai Data Establishment (DDE).
According to Article (7) of the new Law, the Director General of Smart Dubai will be responsible for general supervision of the operations of the DDE and the delivery of its functions under the Law. Towards this purpose, the Director General of Smart Dubai is authorised to approve and follow up on the implementation of DDE’s general policy and strategic and operational plans; approve its organisational structure, draft its annual budget and final accounts; and approve its projects, programmes and initiatives.
According to Article (9) of the Law, DDE will have an executive body comprised of the CEO and administrative, financial, and technical employees. The executive body will be responsible for the operations, and for following up on the implementation of the resolutions issued by the Director General of Smart Dubai.
Article (10) of the new Law stipulates that DDE’s CEO will be appointed pursuant to a resolution of the Chairman of The Executive Council. The CEO will report to the Director General of Smart Dubai. The new Law also prescribes the duties and powers of the CEO.
With the exception of decisions issued by the Director General of Smart Dubai pursuant to this Law, the Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai will issue all the resolutions required to implement this Law.
The new Law annuls any other legislation that contradicts or challenges its articles. The Law is valid from its date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.