UAE’s TDRA unveils platform to verify authenticity of digital documents

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has launched the “UAE Verify” platform, which allows government and private entities to immediately verify the authenticity of digital documents issued by government authorities without the need for an original hard copy or true copy.

The “UAE Verify” platform utilizes blockchain technology, which is a shared immutable real-time ledger for recording the history of financial transactions, contracts, and different documents.

According to the statement, blockchain technology helps in the regulation of data and digital documents, as well as the authentication, distribution, and protection of information and documents.

The platform enables users to convert their documents to authenticated digital documents with a high level of privacy and security.

Majed Sultan Al Mesmar
Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar
Director General – TDRA

“With the launch of the “UAE Verify” platform, we take a new important step on the path of comprehensive digital transformation using future technologies such as blockchain, which is the technical basis for the “UAE Verify” platform. We are happy about this platform, which was the result of intensive cooperation between TDRA and many government entities, that worked together in a team spirit to serve the higher goals of the UAE government. On this occasion, I can only commend the partners of the first phase of the platform, namely the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Community Development, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security, and the Dubai Land Department. I extend thanks to the rest of the authorities that have expressed their willingness to participate in the development of the “UAE Verify” platform to serve all customers.”

TDRA stated that the “UAE Verify” launch is a major stride to achieve the UAE Strategy for Government Services, which intends to offer human-centered services, establish trust between the government and the society, improve the UAE competitiveness globally, and guarantee sustainability and efficiency.

Mr. Al Mesmar further added that “the launch of the “UAE Verify” platform comes as a result of a digital trust project that began about four years ago, thanks to the directives of the wise leadership to shape a future that matches the UAE’s position and lay scientific foundations for the future government. These directives were part of the UAE government annual meetings to prepare a development vision for the UAE’s future in preparation for the next fifty.”

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