Dubai, May 26th, 2021 – Smart Dubai has launched a new ‘Live Compliance Dashboard’ to enhance city data governance and improve compliance with the Dubai Data Law, as well as to facilitate seamless communication with government entities, allowing them to track the status of compliance documents they have submitted from the live dashboard.

Workshops have been organized to train government entities to use the platform, and they can now easily upload compliance documentation and track approvals. The Live Compliance Dashboard also includes a live demonstration of various city-related KPIs.

“With a series of incredible achievements in the data sector, Dubai now leads the world’s most ambitious and comprehensive data initiative,” said His Excellency Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of Smart Dubai, CEO of the Dubai Data Establishment. “Data is the oil of the future and in an effort to harness the immense potential of data, the Dubai Data Law was issued to serve as a blueprint guiding government and private-sector efforts to establish a robust data system and govern the collection and exchange of city data.”

“As the government entity entrusted with implementing the Data Law, the Dubai Data Establishment relies on a network of Data Champions to promote the exchange of data among all entities, as well as to ensure these entities are in full compliance with the Data Law,” H.E. continued. “The new Live Compliance Dashboard is a turning point in these efforts; the effective new instrument streamlines compliance assessment procedures, removes any chance for human error, and makes data sharing easier for participating entities. This is yet another example of Smart Dubai living up to its mission to use advanced technology to make people’s lives easier and happier in the smart city of the future.”

The Live Compliance Dashboard allows participating entities to enjoy a host of features and benefits, such as access to a dynamic live dashboard displaying figures for each entity; a tracking feature to follow up on submitted compliance documents; and data on sustainable governance. This, in turn, allows all parties to avoid the common challenges and pitfalls of the compliance process prior to introducing the Dashboard, which included duplication of efforts; receiving different documents from different data champions; unsatisfactory experience for data champions; inconsistencies in reporting; and reporting challenges due to manual tasks, in addition to human errors in general.

To measure the percentage of compliance with the Dubai Data Law, nine compliance elements will be taken into account – each assigned a certain weight. The elements are arranged in a set sequence that entities must follow to be in compliance, beginning with designating a team and determining governance, which carry a 3% weight each. This is followed by inventory data, assigned a weight of 10%, then prioritizing data with 4%. Classifying data and preparing a data release plan are next on the agenda, carrying a weight of 5% each. The two elements carrying the most weight come next, where completing data cataloguing carries a weight of 25%, and ingesting data on the platform 33% – the highest weight of any compliance element. The final element is maintaining data with a weight of 12%.

The Live Compliance Dashboard will be rolled out to 43 Dubai Government entities, namely, the Community Development Authority, Dubai Airports, Dubai Airport Freezone, Dubai Customs, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Courts, Dubai Culture, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Department of Economic Development, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai Government Human Resources, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Land Department, Dubai Maritime City Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubai Statistics Center, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department, Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, and Dubai Public Prosecution.

Also on the list are the Roads and Transport Authority, Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Media Incorporated, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Women Establishment, Dubai Corporation For Ambulance Services, Dubai Civil Defense, Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Air Navigation Services, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City Authority, DP World, Dubai South, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, International Humanitarian City, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and Dubai Department of Finance.