Demonstrate accountable data protection practices with DPTM, APEC CBPR & PRP systems certifications
Demonstrate accountable data protection practices
Appointed by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) as an assessment body for Data Protection Certifications, TÜV SÜD PSB can support organisations in assessing your data protection practices, following approval of application by IMDA.
As personal data protection and privacy become increasingly important and a key concern for consumers, it is vital for organisations that handle and store personal data to have robust data protection practices in place to safeguard such information.
To support organisations in managing & protecting their customers’ data responsibly, IMDA has developed the following Data Protection Certifications to verify their conformance to personal data protection standards and best practices:
DATA PROTECTION TRUSTMARK (DPTM) CERTIFICATION
Developed based on Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and international best practices, the IMDA DPTM certification allows organisations to demonstrate accountable data protection practices.
BENEFITS OF DATA PROTECTION TRUSTMARK CERTIFICATION
APEC CROSS BORDER PRIVACY RULES (CBPR) & PRIVACY RECOGNITION FOR PROCESSORS (PRP) SYSTEM CERTIFICATIONS
By certifying privacy practices to the CBPR and PRP Systems, businesses can demonstrate their adherence to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy framework and facilitate seamless international data transfer while ensuring privacy and security.
Endorsed by APEC for facilitation of personal data among APEC economies, the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system is applicable for organisations (data controllers) that control the collection, holding, processing, or use of personal data.
The CBPR certification is based on 9 privacy principles from the APEC Privacy Framework:
The Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) system is designed for organisations (data processors) that process data on behalf of client organisations (data controllers), allowing them to demonstrate their compliance with relevant privacy obligations.
The PRP certification is based on 2 privacy principles from the APEC Privacy Framework:
As an assessment body appointed by IMDA, TÜV SÜD PSB can support organisations in assessing if their data protection practices are aligned to DPTM requirements & consistent with the APEC Privacy Framework.
As a leading and internationally recognised Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) organisation with over 40 years of experience in certification and well-versed in both PDPA and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we help businesses like yours to validate and strengthen your data protection framework.
With data protection certifications, your business gains trust and fosters confidence among your customers and stakeholders by showing that you have adopted robust and accountable data protection practices.
If you are interested to apply for DPTM, CBPR and/or PRP certifications, you may fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you shortly to facilitate the process.
Below is an overview of the application process to be assessed by TÜV SÜD PSB:
Eligible organisations will be awarded the relevant data protection certification by IMDA.
For more information on the application fee waiver and EDG, please visit the IMDA website here.
Evon Lim, Head of Risk and Compliance, Synergy Financial Advisers Pte Ltd
As a licensed financial adviser, SYNERGY treats the provision of quality financial planning services and data protection of stakeholders as our key priorities. Therefore, upon knowing that IMDA certifies companies for their successful efforts to comply with the PDPA obligations, the management decided to go for it to ascertain the efficiency and effectiveness of our controls and systems established to safeguard personal data.
The DPTM certification not only strengthens the confidence and trust of SYNERGY’s stakeholders, it also serves as an endorsement that SYNERGY takes pride in what we do and helps to reinforce our established brand as a trusted and reliable company.
The DPTM certification process has been pleasantly smooth, and TÜV SÜD’s representatives always respond promptly.
We are impressed with TÜV SÜD’s helpful assessor, Jerald Herrera, who is really knowledgeable and has provided us with great support. We would definitely recommend TÜV SÜD for their services.
If you have any questions about the Data Protection certifications or available grants and subsidies, you can contact TÜV SÜD PSB by filling up the form on this page.