SDAIA Regulatory Arrangements
The regulatory arrangements of the Saudi Data & AI Authority were issued by Council of Ministers Resolution No. (292) dated 27/4/1441 AH, and were amended by Council of Ministers Resolution No. (195) dated 15/3/1444 AH.
Policies & Regulations
The data produced, received, or dealt with by government and private entities is one of the most important national assets that contribute to improving performance and productivity and facilitating the provision of public services. As a result, Saudi Arabia aims to implement the best global practices for national data management and governance policies and controls, protect personal data, and increase the value learned from it in order to make strategic decisions, anticipate the future, and uphold the highest standards of accountability and transparency. The value of data as an economic resource that fosters innovation, supports economic transformations, and heightens national competitiveness is being sought after by nations all over the world. Governmental organizations on a national scale gather and process enormous amounts of data that can be used to support economic growth and elevate the Kingdom to pioneership in data-driven economies. In light of Vision 2030, the Kingdom seeks a new era that improves the efficiency of governmental entities, raises their standards of accountability and transparency, and promotes economic diversification and the use of data-driven services. This will play a significant part in the trust- and international partnership-based global economy.
In light of this, the Saudi Data & AI Authority and its legislative arm, the National Data Management Office, the national regulator and reference body for data management and governance, have created a data governance framework at the national level that outlines the laws and regulations for national data management and governance as well as the protection of personal data. This framework has been approved by the SDAIA Board of Directors.
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