UAE Verify platform launched to authenticate digital documents
Mita Srinivasan
10X Technology

UAE Verify platform launched to authenticate digital documents

The new platform that uses blockchain technology will help to regulate data and digital documents between government and private entities, verifying their authenticity, sharing information and documents, and protecting privacy.

Blockchain based, "UAE Verify" platform has been launched by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), allowing government and private entities to verify the authenticity of digital documents issued by government authorities on an immediate basis and without the need for original hard copy or true copy.

Blockchain technology, which is a shared immutable real-time ledger for recording the history of financial transactions, contracts, and different documents, helps in regulating data and digital documents, verifying their authenticity, sharing information and documents, and protecting privacy. The platform allows users to convert their documents to authenticated digital documents with a high level of privacy and security.

H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, Director General of the TDRA, said: "With this launch, we take a new important step on the path of comprehensive digital transformation using future technologies like blockchain. We are happy about this platform, which was the result of intensive cooperation between TDRA and many government entities, that worked to serve the higher goals of the UAE government."

In his statement Al Mesmar pointed out the "UAE Verify" platform harmonizes with the electronic transactions federal decree-law announced and approved by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as part of a larger plan to develop federal legislation. The platform also harmonizes with the UAE Government Charter for Future Services. It will play an important role in developing digital services and channels and enhancing the happiness of society.

TDRA emphasized that the "UAE Verify" launch is a major stride to achieve the UAE Strategy for Government Services, which aims to provide human-centered services, establish trust between the government and the society, enhance the UAE competitiveness globally, and guarantee sustainability and efficiency.

As part of the Digital Government Roadmap 2021-2025, the UAE Verify digital platform was launched to achieve 100 per cent digital government services in the country that are accessible to individuals, businesses and federal government employees. This initiative aims to attain six strategic and priority goals: provide a unified digital platform and common digital enablers; provide a world-class digital infrastructure; enable easy and quick integrated digital services tailored to meet the clients’ needs; upgrade digital capabilities and skills; prepare legislation to ensure seamless and holistic digital transformation; and increase the efficiency of government work.