DEWA adopting world-class policies on data privacy, says CEO

DEWA adopting world-class policies on data privacy, says CEO

/ News & Interviews / Thursday, 27 January 2022 09:27

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA has shared a strong message highlighting the importance of integrated data protection strategy on the occasion of Data Privacy Day.

Data privacy day also known as data protection day in Europe is a global annual event observed on 28 January. Data Privacy Day aims at raising awareness and promoting privacy and data protection best practices. The day organizes events and activities focusing on  the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy.

 In his message, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said, “We work on building a safe and reliable digital environment and promote the UAE’s globally leading position in data security and information. In accordance with the Dubai Digital Security Strategy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we adopt an integrated approach for digital security. This includes a complete series of proactive, preventative and predictive defence mechanisms to ensure business continuity and swift recovery from incidents as well as full preparation for all technological challenges, risks and opportunities. This is especially important amid the rapid growth of digital technologies which are key pillars of smart cities.”

“We adopt the best, world-class policies and procedures to promote DEWA’s digital strong infrastructure and protect the data privacy of employees, customers and all stakeholders. This ensures data security through our accelerated journey in smart and digital transformation. We have made significant advances in the systematic and effective development of our enterprise risk management strategy and have formed a high-level crisis management committee since 2008. We also established the first cyber defence centre to predict threats ahead of time and conduct any required preventive procedures to protect data, by monitoring our services and technical assets around the clock, handling incidents with care and limiting the effects of potential threats. This supports us in providing electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency. DEWA strives to share the best practices with all partners and stakeholders, as part of our efforts to promote Dubai’s position and make it a role model for smart cities. In addition to raising awareness on cyberattacks, DEWA also promotes the agility and resilience of data privacy practices to serve the people, make them happy, promote the Emirate’s growth and ensure safety and security,” Al Tayer stressed. 

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