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UAE: Ministry of Finance launches Data Lake programme

The Ministry of Finance ('the Ministry') announced, on 10 February 2020, that it had launched its Data Lake programme ('the Programme'). In particular, the Ministry outlined that the Programme provides a unified platform to support the governance of the processing and analysing of data from various sources. In addition, the Ministry highlighted that the Programme complies with the global standards of data security and data governance. Furthermore, the Ministry stated that its data governance office is working on setting policies, procedures, and frameworks which would unify the standards for all government financial data at the federal level and define mechanisms for monitoring and controlling their use. 

You can read the press release, only available in Arabic, here.