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Sultanate participates in ITU Global Symposium for Regulators

Sultanate participates in ITU Global Symposium for Regulators

Muscat – 

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 below the theme ‘New Regulatory Frontiers’, (ITU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, with the participation of a quantity of specialist, professionals and selection makers from all member states in the union.

The symposium aims at advertising dialogue among organisers, policy-makers and market leaders in the field of ICT, and exchanging views on the principal present problems associated to this field such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Cyber Security.

In addition to attending the symposium, the sultanate participated by presenting a operating paper, which discussed digital identity and its part in raising details safety in the provision of eServices in the sultanate and the relevant legislations and regulations. Through the paper, Yahya Nasser Alazri, director of ITA/National Digital Certification Centre, shared the sultanate’s encounter in establishing an integrated and complete method for the national digital identity inside the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) project along with highlighting the challenges connected the project implementation. Alazri also talked about the part of the national digital identity in enhancing details safety and self-confidence and offering protection in producing electronic transactions, decreasing misuse instances and fraud and facilitating the delivery of eServices for residents and citizens.

Azri also explained the procedures for getting the digital identity in the sultanate and how to shield private information and make sure its confidentiality, in addition to the part of digital identity in offering privacy and confidentiality when utilizing eServices.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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