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Dubai eGovernment signs MoU with EIDA

Agreement will see online identity applications linked to other government services

Dubai eGovernment has signed an MoU with EIDA.
Dubai eGovernment has signed an MoU with EIDA.

Dubai eGovernment has signed an MoU with the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA). Under the terms of the agreement, Dubai eGovernment will introduce central applications that will integrate EIDA online identity applications with the Population Register and link EIDA to all other Dubai.

EIDA will provide the necessary technological applications to read the data stored in Emirates ID cards, as well as 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 to develop the concept and general framework for the digital ID project at the Dubai Government level.

"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. These aim to realise the vision and directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We support the digital identity project in view of its positive impact on Dubai's electronic transformation. We are committed, in the framework of our partnership with EIDA, to implement a series of relevant initiatives and joint ventures, including integrating infrastructure for the verification of the identity card and handling this system," said Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director general of Dubai eGovernment.

The agreement was signed by Bin Humaidan, and Dr Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Emirates ID Director General, at the Dubai eGovernment headquarters at HH Dubai Ruler's Court.

"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," said Al Khouri.

 Al Khouri added that the agreement would be beneficial in implementing the strategic objectives of government entities and unifying their efforts at upgrading customer service.