The “digital economy policy” adopted by the Council of Ministers – yesterday confirmed 7 principles to improve the quality and availability of data reliably to ensure that it is not requested more than once from government agencies, and to achieve integration in data when using any e-government service .. It also emphasized enabling digital platforms in such a way. It achieves societal prosperity and economic growth, through the optimal use of digital technologies, the adoption of modern and innovative business models, and the establishment of the necessary controls and regulations to preserve the rights of investors and users alike, to provide a safe competitive environment for the growth of these platforms.
According to the policy of the digital economy, the Kingdom aspires to play a pioneering role in the field of emerging technologies, and to become the first regional platform, and one of the world’s leading platforms for innovations and applications of emerging technologies to increase productivity and competitiveness in business and to harness various innovation solutions in order to support civil society in pursuit of the development of the digital economy, She also emphasized the contribution of the digital economy to creating high-value and productive jobs, improving working methods and conditions, and providing a safe environment to support the growth of job opportunities with modern patterns that meet the needs of the labor market and achieve the principles of justice and protection for workers. She stressed on encouraging individuals, government agencies and the business sector to engage in the digital environment, achieving the highest levels of transparency, activating identity and digital trust services to support digital transactions and creating a competitive environment that contributes to the prosperity of the digital economy.
For his part, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Chairman of the National Committee for Digital Transformation – Eng.Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha said that the approval of the Council of Ministers to launch a digital economy policy is a road map that clarifies the directions for government agencies, the sector, the private and the international community in files related to the digital economy, to encourage investment and accelerate Local technical leadership, and attracting international partnerships based on transfer of expertise and cooperation in the field of innovation and technical and digital transformation. The digital economy policy is an extension of the Kingdom’s efforts during its presidency of the G20 2020 in overcoming obstacles and addressing the challenges to expanding the base of private sector participation in the digital economy, by enabling and defining a framework for a reliable, human-centered economy, and this policy is based on 7 basic principles for developing a digital environment Attractive investment; They are (access including digital infrastructure, data and digital platforms, technologies, innovation, human capital, social prosperity and inclusiveness, confidence in the digital environment and market openness).