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Update of Law No. 9 of 2022 on the Digital Services Law in the Emirate of Dubai

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Update and summary

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued law No. (9) of 2022 regulating the provision of “digital services” in Dubai (the “Law”).

The Law is not circulated yet but expected to be circulated soon. Once the Law is available we will send you more details on its provisions and potential impact.

According to the Dubai Media Office, the Law seeks to accelerate the Emirate’s digital transformation, enhance the provision of digital services, and promote the digitisation of services in both the public and private sectors.

Government entities and judicial authorities, including Dubai Courts and Dubai Public Prosecution, as well as non-government entities in Dubai, are now required by the Law to provide digital services to their customers.

The Law outlines the conditions for providing digital services and adopting digital identities for obtaining subscribed services as well as cybersecurity requirements set by Dubai Electronic Security Center.

The Law also covers the conditions for electronic payment solutions approved by the Department of Finance in Dubai, service continuity in the event of disruptions and digital services approved by the Digital Dubai Authority. The Law also states that federal and local legislations on digital transactions and digital signatures will apply to digital services in Dubai.

What's next

The Law will also be followed by Implementing Regulations clarifying how the Law shall be implemented by the public.

We will send you a further update once the Law is circulated, meantime please feel free to reach out if you have any question.