TRA-Dubai Police pact to defend UAE’s ‘Virtual Borders’

TRA-Dubai Police MoU to boost co-operation in information security

DUBAI 22 April 2017: The Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police General HQ to enhance co-operation in information security and to work together to resolve related issues.

The agreement was signed by Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director-General, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police.

This agreement includes 13 key subjects including:

  • Co-operation and joint action between the two sides in several areas related to information security,
  • Co-ordination mechanism for exchanging information
  • Co-operation in resolving issues related to information security crimes within the common areas between the two parties
  • Co-ordination in spectrum and wireless devices,
  • Co-ordination in the case of harmful interference or trans-boundary signals
  • Support by Dubai Police General HQ in the field of inspection and judicial control
  • Facilitation of TRA functions at border crossings of the country when needed
  • Exchange of expertise in telecommunications, and in emergencies and crises

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“We express our deep appreciation for the pivotal role played by the Dubai Police General HQ in establishing stability and security in the country,” said Hamad Al Mansoori.

“Information security, protecting virtual borders, websites and the infrastructure of the telecommunications sector is one of the main tasks of mutual interest between the two parties. This reflects the wise leadership’s directions in providing decent living conditions for all residents to ensure the continued use of smart and electronic services around the clock in all circumstances and situations, including emergencies.

“This agreement strengthens Dubai and the UAE’s position as one of the safest countries in the region and the world. Which enhances the trust in the investment sector and entrepreneurs to start their business from the UAE,” he added.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa praised the co-operation with TRA and its great role in serving the country and society.

He pointed out that the agreement is in the interest of enhancing the security and safety of the society especially in electronic and intelligent information security, in addition to co-ordinating the joint work between the two sides.

By Rajive Singh