Saudi Arabia embracing digital transformation: Ministry of Justice

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samani. (Ministry of Justice)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice is modernizing by digitizing its services with recordings of court hearings and details available online, said the ministry.

More than 71 percent of the ministry’s services are now digitized, it said, streamlining procedures, reducing the amount of paper used, and increasing investor engagement.

“Digital transformation is a vital catalyst when pursuing sweeping and positive societal change,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.

“By reducing paper in our legal procedures, we cut public costs, not only in terms of administration, but in terms of environmental impact,” it added.

The statement also pointed to a spike in investor engagement because of new “state-of-the-art” digital arbitration services for commercial entities and digital updates for title deeds.

The Ministry said it had also saved spending on fine and penalty collection by digitizing the process.

The changes are in line with Saudi Arabia’s planned trajectory under the Vision 2030 reform plan that aims to transform the Kingdom’s economy.

Last year, Riyadh was named the Arab Digital Capital by the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information Technology.

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