The Smart Dubai Office is urging government and semi-government entities in the emirate to publicise more data in a bid to increase transparency, according to Younus Al Nasser, the assistant director general of Smart Dubai and chief executive of Smart Dubai Data.
According to a report in Gulf News, the data will be available online for public viewing, and will include various economic, environmental and transactional data.
“We already have on Dubai Pulse more than 400 data sets that were [provided by] more than 35 entities that participated in the first cycle with us,” he is quoted as saying. “For open data, everyone locally or globally can access it. For shared data, it’s only available to government entities and that’s by permission.”
Among the government entities that have already provided data to the Dubai Pulse website are Dubai Municipality, Dubai Customers, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Land Department.
“What we are trying to do now is to accelerate the compliance to Dubai data law by 50 percent,” Al Nasser added. “This means, by default, the number of data sets available on Dubai Pulse will increase.”
Al Nasser added that each entity will have to identify the data sets that should be submitted to the Smart Dubai Office, which will also have to comply with classification regulations.
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