Sul­tanate par­tic­i­pates in ITU Global Sym­po­sium for Reg­u­la­tors

Oman Daily Observer - - INSIDEOMAN -

GENEVA: The Sul­tanate, rep­re­sented by the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Author­ity (ITA) and the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity (TRA), par­tic­i­pated in the ITU Global Sym­po­sium for Reg­u­la­tors, which was held un­der the theme ‘New Reg­u­la­tory Fron­tiers’ in Geneva, Switzer­land. A num­ber of spe­cial­ists, ex­perts and de­ci­sion-mak­ers from mem­ber states par­tic­i­pated.

The sym­po­sium aims at pro­mot­ing dia­logue be­tween or­gan­is­ers, pol­i­cy­mak­ers and in­dus­try lead­ers in the field of In­for­ma­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Tech­nol­ogy (ICT), and ex­chang­ing views on the ma­jor cur­rent is­sues re­lated to this field such as Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence, In­ter­net of Things and Cy­ber Se­cu­rity.

Be­sides at­tend­ing the sym­po­sium, the Sul­tanate pre­sented a work­ing pa­per, which dis­cussed the dig­i­tal iden­tity and its role in rais­ing in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity in the pro­vi­sion of e-ser­vices in the Sul­tanate and the rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion and reg­u­la­tions. Through the pa­per, Yahya bin Nasser al Azri, Di­rec­tor of Ita/na­tional Dig­i­tal Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter, shared the Sul­tanate’s ex­pe­ri­ence in es­tab­lish­ing an in­te­grated and com­pre­hen­sive sys­tem for the na­tional dig­i­tal iden­tity within the Pub­lic Key In­fra­struc­ture (PKI) project along with high­light­ing the chal­lenges as­so­ci­ated with the project im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Al Azri also talked about the role of the na­tional dig­i­tal iden­tity in en­hanc­ing in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity and con­fi­dence and pro­vid­ing pro­tec­tion in mak­ing elec­tronic trans­ac­tions, re­duc­ing mis­use cases and fraud and fa­cil­i­tat­ing the de­liv­ery of e-ser­vices for res­i­dents and cit­i­zens.

Al Azri ex­plained the pro­ce­dures for ob­tain­ing the dig­i­tal iden­tity in the Sul­tanate and also shed light on how to pro­tect per­sonal data and en­sure its con­fi­den­tial­ity, in ad­di­tion to the role of dig­i­tal iden­tity in pro­vid­ing pri­vacy and con­fi­den­tial­ity when us­ing e-ser­vices.

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