About The Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM)
The Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) is a voluntary enterprise-wide certification for organisations to demonstrate accountable data protection practices. The DPTM will help businesses increase their competitive advantage and build trust with their customers and stakeholders.
The directory of DPTM-certified organisations can be found here (1.22MB)
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What DPTM means to consumers
As a consumer, you can rest assured that an organisation certified with the DPTM has put in place responsible data protection practices and are less likely to experience a data breach and will take better care of your personal data. Learn more about DPTM for consumers here.
Who can apply?
Organisations that have put in place a data protection regime to comply with the obligations of the PDPA can apply for DPTM.
They should be either (1) formed or recognised under the laws of Singapore, or (2) resident, or having an office or a place of business, in Singapore, and in any case, not a public agency (as defined in the Personal Data Protection Act 2012).
Organisations should assess its readiness using the DPTM Certification Checklist (275.80KB) before applying.
Organisations with ISO/IEC 27001 and 27701 may find it easier to attain DPTM certification as they have demonstrated good information security and privacy information management standards.
Upon submission of the application, the Applicant Organisation is bound by the Terms of Agreement (571.68KB) of the DPTM scheme.
Application fee of S$535 (inclusive of GST) is payable to IMDA.
To encourage organisations to take up more than one certification (i.e. DPTM, CBPR and PRP), one application fee of S$535 is payable to IMDA when organisations apply for multiple certifications in a single application process.
Assessment fee, payable to the Assessment Body, ranges and depends on the size of the organisation (e.g. annual sales turnover, no. of sites, etc) and the Assessment Body you engaged. Please approach the Assessment Bodies listed in this website for a quotation to confirm the actual fee.
The table below shows the range of pricing paid by companies for the DPTM certification (as of Jan 2023):
|Annual revenue of enterprises||< $10m||$10m – $100m||> $100m|
||$3,600 - $16,500||$4,000 - $15,400||$4,900 - $22,100|
|75% of companies are charged below
|50% of companies are charged below||$5,000||$6,300||$9,500|
|25% of companies are charged below
- Assessment fees shown exclude GST and are based on actual transacted prices for the past one year. Figures in this table will be updated half-yearly.
- The fees are based on a single entity taking the DPTM certification and exclude companies taking multiple certifications (i.e. DPTM and CBPR/PRP) or covering multiple entities. Information presented is accurate to the best of our effort.
- Charges that are higher than the benchmarks may not be unreasonable, particularly where a case is complex and requires significantly more time or effort to complete. Kindly approach the assessment bodies to ask for quotations for comparison.
Eligible organisations can consider applying to Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to seek support for some of the costs for DPTM certification and consultancy services. Details on the criteria and application process can be found at ESG Enterprise Development Grant
Interested organisations may refer to this Quick Guide on Enterprise Development Grant Application (225.83KB).
Eligible social service agencies (SSAs) and charities can consider applying to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) for funding support. Details on the criteria and application process can be found at NCSS Tech-And-GO!
The Assessment Body (AB) acts as an independent body to assess that an organisation’s data protection practices conform to the DPTM requirements. An organisation may select any of the following seven ABs:
|Assessment body||Contact person||Contact no|
|BSI Group Singapore||Stella Kong||6270 0777||DPTM@bsigroup.com|
|EPI Certification Pte Ltd||May Cheow||8823 3347||
|Guardian Independent Certification Pte Ltd
||Baljit Singh||6742 3075 / 8268 email@example.com|
|ISOCert Pte Ltd||
Saju S Pillai
9475 5120 / 6659 0810
|Setsco Services Pte Ltd||Dixon Ng||9795 9875 / 6895 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Koh||6895 email@example.com|
|SOCOTEC Certification Singapore Pte Ltd
||Chris Lim (Ms)||6299 9001 / 6499 firstname.lastname@example.org
|TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd||Erichsen Soong||8777 email@example.com|
For more information on how to be an assessment body, please refer to our information kit (324.47KB).
DPTM certification requirements and resources
The DPTM Certification Framework was developed based on adopting and aligning it with Singapore’s enhanced PDPA and incorporating elements of international benchmarks and best practices. Organisations that are interested to incorporate DPTM into their audit, certification, sectoral frameworks, etc can email Data_Protection_Certifications@imda.gov.sg for discussion.
- Overview of Certification Requirements (132.25KB) (updated 1 Feb 2021)
- DPTM Checklist for Organisations (275.80KB) (updated 17 Jun 2022 and incorporated PDPA amendments*)
*For more information about the enhanced PDPA, visit the PDPC website.
List of DPTM consultancy service providers
Organisations may approach any of the following consultancy service providers to prepare them for the DPTM certification. A listing of a DPTM consultancy service provider in this directory does not signify that the DPTM consultancy service provider is in any way accredited, endorsed or certified by the IMDA. It also does not imply a referral or recommendation by the IMDA. Please exercise due care and judgement prior to engaging any of the DPTM consultancy service providers listed below.
Any engagement of the DPTM consultancy service providers is strictly on a private basis between the DPTM consultancy service provider and yourself and the IMDA is not a party to such an engagement. You are therefore solely responsible for the private engagements that you may enter into with the DPTM consultancy service providers. If there is a disagreement arising from the engagement with the DPTM consultancy service providers, you may wish to seek independent legal advice. DPTM consultancy service providers who are interested to be listed can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|S/N||Entity name||Is DPTM-certified||Has CQI-listed consultant(s)||Business address||Contact person|
|1||Lloyd McGill Pte Ltd
|✔||230 Victoria Street
#15-01/08, B07, Bugis Junction
|Name: Marinissa Reyes
Tel: 6352 1566
|2||P2D Solutions Pte Ltd||✔||✔||Suntec Tower Three, #42-01,
8 Temasek Boulevard
|Name: Desmond Chow
Tel: 9228 3782
|3||SP Consulting (International) Pte Ltd
||✔||✔||5 Kallang Sector #04-03
|Name: Benson Leong
Tel: 9732 2304
|4||Straits Interactive Pte Ltd||✔||✔||43D Beach Road
Evershine & Century Complex
|Name: Lina Wong
Tel: 6602 8010 ext 14
|5||TRS Forensics Pte Ltd||✔||✔||90 Lorong 23 Geylang #05-01
|Name: Tan Swee Wan
Tel: 9755 7010
|6||DSP ISO Consultants Pte Ltd||-||✔
||11 Woodlands Close
#08-20, Woodlands 11
|Name: Dinesh Balakrishnan
Tel: 9226 9011
|7||Greenwich Management Consultancy Pte Ltd
||✔||18 Robinson Road, #15-01
|Name: Michelle Chew
Tel: 9876 6828
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
|8||QuESH Consultants (Pte) Ltd||-||✔||50 Bukit Batok Street 23 #07-10
|Name: Ngo Seow Kuan
Tel: 6316 6602
Added benefit for certified organisations
DPTM-certified organisations that apply for cyber insurance can enjoy faster application processing and competitive offers. QBE Insurance Singapore, Delta Insurance, Pandamatics Underwriting, and Beazley have recognised DPTM in their cyber insurance underwriting process, as the certification assures insurers that an applicant has sound and responsible data protection practices in place.
Please contact the participating cyber insurers to find out more:
|S/N||Cyber insurer||Cyber insurance products|
|1||QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.||Cyber and Data Security (Auto-bind) Policy|
|2||Delta Underwriting Pte Ltd||Delta Cyber Liability Insurance Policy|
|3||Pandamatics Underwriting||Bamboo Shoot|
|4||Beazley Syndicates at Lloyd’s||Beazley’s InfoSec 2.0|
For questions, please refer to our FAQs.
For queries, please email Data_Protection_Certifications@imda.gov.sg or call 6377 3800.