Federal Decree Law No. 3 of 2012 Issued on 13/08/2012 AD Corresponding to 25 Ramadan 1433 AH ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRONIC SECURITY AUTHORITY We, Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, After perusal of the Constitution, Federal Law No. 1 of 1972 on the Competencies of Ministries and Powers of Ministers and its amending laws, Penal Code promulgated by Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 and its amending laws, Federal Law No. 2 of 2003 on the State Security Service, Federal Decree Law No. 3 of 2003 on the Organization of the Communications Sector and its amending laws, Federal Law No. 1 of 2006 on the Electronic Commerce and Transactions, Federal Law No. 2 of 2006 on Combating IT crimes, Federal Law No. 9 of 2006 on the Regulations of the Demographic Register and ID Card, Federal Law No. 17 of 2006 on the Establishment of the Supreme National Security Council as amended by its Decree Law, Federal Law No. 6 of 2010 on the Credit Information, And Federal Decree Law No. 5 of 2011 on the Organization of the Boards of Directors, Boards of Trustees and Committees in the Federal Government, Federal Law No. 8 of 2011 on the Re-organization of the State Audit Institution, And Federal Decree Law No. 8 of 2011 on the Rules for Drafting the Public Budget and Balance Sheet, And based on the suggestion of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and the approval of the Cabinet, We have issued the following Decree Law: Article 1 – Definitions In application of the provisions of the Decree Law herein, and unless otherwise indicated by the context, the following terms and phrases shall have the following meanings assigned to them below : State: The United Arab Emirates Council: The Supreme National Security Council Head of the Council: The Head of the Supreme National Security Council Authority: The National Electronic Security Authority Chairman of the Board: The Chairman of the Authority’s Board of Directors General Director: The Authority’s General Director The Concerned Parties: The federal and local government parties that are concerned in the electronic security affairs within the State, or other parties that shall be determined in a decision issued by the Authority’s Board of Directors. Data: Anything that can be stored, processed, generated, and transferred through information systems, such as numbers, letters, symbols, etc. Information: The data that was processed and now has significance, whether visual, audio or readable. Communications Equipment: The tools or apparatus manufactured or designed to send, broadcast, receive or transfer any or all the communications services through any communications network. Content: The electronic information, data and services that can provide the receiver with value in specific contexts.