Committee discusses plans to digitalize gov’t, economy govt
The Tourism, Antiquities, and Public Services Committee meeting on Monday. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN  — The Tourism, Antiquities, and Public Services Committee discussed future plans regarding the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the possibility of introducing digital governmental services, the revision of laws and regulations to promote confidence in the digital environment, and protection of children’s rights in a digital era, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

This took place during a meeting held by the committee on Monday.

The meeting was chaired by deputy Obaid Yassin and held in the presence of the digital economy minister, Ahmad Al-Hanahdeh, and chairman of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Ghazi Al-Jbour. 

Yassin noted that one of the most prominent motives for the committee is discussing the strategies and the vision of the ministry, which requires constructive proposals that must be put forward to achieve cooperation that would improve the ministry’s work in the public interest.

Regarding protecting children’s rights in the digital era, Yassin called on the government to take a straightforward approach protecting children from accessing inappropriate content on the Internet, especially pornography, noting the necessity of reviewing laws and regulations to promote confidence in the digital environment.  

For his part, Hanahdeh explained that there were laws and legislation on the use of the Internet to protect children, stressing the importance of a national plan to educate citizens and educators and a curriculum to teach students how to use the Internet.

In response to questions from the members concerning the protection of children’s rights digitally, Jbour said that there was a free line that guided people to companies that provide protection services that block inappropriate sites.

Hanahdeh, for his turn, reviewed the ministry’s plans and strategies for digital transformation, highlighting different aspects such as institutional infrastructure and data hubs that include health and civil data. He also said that the national entrepreneurship policy was raised for approval so that entrepreneurship gets its share of support. 

He shared that a consolidated platform would be launched this year to electronically obtain documents such as birth certificates, land, space, family information, and significant benefits. In addition, governmental digital payment channels will be in licensed as well. 

In turn, members attending had confirmed the need to apply His Majesty’s vision on promoting citizens’ right to information, galvanizing for the electronic linking of government institutions to facilitate the process of proceedings in their daily transactions.

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