2.2 million registered with Emirates Digital ID

Yousef Al Arabi ()

The number of Emirati digital identity registrants reached 2.2 million, while the number of government entities participating in the identity reached 150 participating entities in mid-October, according to the Communications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government and according to the Authority, federal and local government agencies currently provide more than 7,000 digital services. While between 7 to 10 thousand people are registered on the ID daily during the last period, it is expected to complete the registration of the entire population of the country on the digital ID during the year 2023.

new identity
Engineer Mohammed Ibrahim Al Zarooni, Deputy Director General of the Information Sector at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Digital Government, stressed that the DGOV is not just a slogan, but rather the title of a new stage. All the way to the mobile government and smart services, which operate 24 hours 365 days a year.
In a press statement on the sidelines of the authority’s participation in GITEX Global 2021, Al Zarouni said that the new phase of digital government has entered the stage of structuring services and ensures data flow between government agencies and keeps pace with the era of digital technologies, data, artificial intelligence, robots and the “Internet of Things.” It is obvious that the UAE government is at the center of the changes, and thus a new form of government work that works with the tools of the digital age has emerged.
He added that the UAE government has become more interconnected and integrated, providing its services to the audience of customers through unified and comprehensive platforms that bring together the public and private sectors in a framework of partnership, and also participates with people in developing its policies and services because it is from them and to them. He explained that the digital government depends on data and its goal is the customer, and also derives from digital data its necessary mechanisms to develop its work, in order to provide easy, fast, proactive and interactive services.
Al Mazrouei said that the authority is also working with government agencies and the private sector with the aim of setting clear and consistent standards for business models of “internet of things” technology and artificial intelligence in cooperation with many relevant government agencies and the Emirates Council for “cyber security” and that the authority is in the process of announcing a package of these criteria soon.
accelerated pace
For his part, Muhammad Youssef Al-Khamis, Director of Policies and Programs Department at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Digital Government, said that within the framework of promoting digital transformation in the country, the pace of registration in the digital identity is progressing.
He explained that more than 300,000 people at the state level used the facial fingerprint available within the identity during the period between April 2020 and September 2021, while the number of registered registrations increased by 300%.
He explained that there are currently 20 cases of electronic signature use via identity from federal and local government agencies, while the identity features include data security features to the highest international levels, in addition to the use of face print technology and other characteristics.
Al-Khamis pointed out that the digital identity also provides an electronic signature mechanism, and that 8 local banks are already using electronic signature for data security.
In turn, Eng. Majed Al-Mazloum, Director of the Digital Innovation Center at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Digital Government, said: “We are working to empower the human element by relying on several axes.”

Complete digital transformation 2025
The number of federal government services in the UAE has reached 1,400 services, 400 of which are priority, while the digital transformation will take place completely in 2025, including 46 initiatives classified across 6 axes, according to the strategy of the Authority, which is in line with the directives of the wise leadership and the government so that the country is ranked first in the world and to keep pace with the transformations The major in the telecommunications, information and modern technologies sector with the aim of achieving development and happiness for citizens, residents and visitors alike.

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