Sharjah Documentation and Archiving Authority approves integrated classification system to manage, preserve TAHKEEM’s privacy documents, data

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The Sharjah Documentation and Archiving Authority (SDAA) has approved an integrated classification system to manage and preserve the document and data privacy of the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (TAHKEEM). The system sets the retention periods for TAHKEEM’S files and determines their final status in accordance with best international standards and practices.

The new system was approved as part of an agreement signed by His sExcellency Abdulla Deaifis, TAHKEEM Executive Committee Chairman, and His Excellency Salah Salim Al Mahmoud, Director General of SDAA in the presence of Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); His Excellency Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Director – General of SCCI; and His Excellency Ahmed Saleh Al-Ajla, Director General of TAHKEEM along with a number of officials from both sides.

The agreement falls within the two sides’ endeavors to consolidate their cooperation, and to achieve their common strategic objectives in furtherance of the efforts made by various government departments in the Emirate of Sharjah to accelerate knowledge transfer and exchange of expertise at all levels.

H.E. Abdullah Deaifis underscored the importance of the agreement in indexing, classifying and organizing the administrative and arbitration operations of TAHKEEM, and in ensuring the preservation of data and legal documents that form a significant part of the history of the Emirate of Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates.

“TAHKEEM will rely on the Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority to preserve its important and privacy documents and data, and will seek to utilize the Authority’s extensive experience in this field in a way that helps better develop the Center’s strategies, goals and future plans,” said Deaifis.

For his part, His Excellency Salah Salem Al Mahmoud emphasized the importance of TAHKEEM’s decision to classify, archive and preserve its privacy documents in a move, which, he said, reflects the emirate’s eminent economic role and its safe and investment-conducive environment.

He underlined the SDAA’s determination to conform to best international standards while preserving TAHKEEM’s documents and data.

Al-Mahmoud appreciated the efforts made by TAHKEEM" and the teams of both sides to accomplish the classification system in a precise, and professional manner, reiterating SDAA’s keenness to document the achievements and milestones of TAHKEEM in particular and those of the emirate in the field of commercial and international arbitration.

The agreement stipulates that the Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Center will adopt an integrated system prepared in collaboration with SDAA for classifying its documents and data and determining the retention periods for its files and their final status in accordance with best international standards and practices.