The purpose of this document is to guide the governmental bodies (ministries, agencies, Councils, etc.) where they are required to adhere to when they follow the Open data policy on their website. The scope of this document is limited to the websites of government agencies in the United Arab Emirates. As the document is open for continuous development, its scope can be expanded as dictated by the public policy of the Government of the United Arab Emirates and related instructions.
The Smart Data Framework outlines a common basis for each UAE Government Entity to develop its own approach for managing data, in ways that provide maximum flexibility for the Entity to respond to their own business needs yet which also enable a common approach to data classification, exchange of data, and data quality.