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On 25 July 2018, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) launched an open call for organisations to participate in a pilot for Singapore’s Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certification.

Under the DPTM certification scheme, organisations are evaluated by independent assessment bodies to determine if their data protection policies and practices are aligned with the DPTM certification requirements. The three assessment bodies that have been appointed by the IMDA are ISOCert, Setsco Services and TUV SUD PSB.

The scheme is open to all organisations which are based in Singapore. Organisations may apply to the IMDA and select an assessment body thereafter to conduct the assessment at a fee (starting from S$1,400). The assessment body will submit its assessment to the IMDA, which will issue the DPTM certification upon granting its approval. Certified organisations will be able to use and display a DPTM logo in their business communications for the duration of the certification, which is three years.

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