Singapore's IMDA Awards Huawei Int'l Data Protection Trustmark Certification
[Singapore, 16 March 2022] Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) awarded their Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certification to Huawei International Pte.Ltd, Huawei's subsidiary in Singapore.
The DPTM is given to businesses who have data protection regimes that are fully compliant with Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act. To date, just over 80 companies have been awarded this certification. Huawei has long boasted their commitment to customer privacy protection. Receiving DPTM certification means IMDA has recognized the soundness and accountability of Huawei's data protection practices related to data collection, use, and disclosure.
Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International, explained why this certification is particularly important to the company, saying “Personal data protection is not simply a legal requirement, it is a social responsibility. This certification underscores our commitment to privacy protection. Our consumers, customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and other relevant stakeholders can rest assured that their personal data is well protected. We are vigilant and have always adhered to all privacy and personal data protection laws and regulations in every jurisdiction in which we operate. We have incorporated privacy protection requirements into all our day-to-day business processes.”
Over the past two decades, Huawei has collaborated closely with local telecom operators in Singapore to assist in developing world-class network infrastructure, supported Singapore’s digitalization journey, and introduced a series of smart devices to Singapore consumers. As new technologies like cloud computing and big data mature and are further integrated into communications infrastructure, Huawei is ramping up its ability to provide stable, reliable, secure, and sustainable cloud services to local businesses. By establishing regional Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore for its enterprise and cloud business, the company also aims to help more local businesses go digital and global. In particular, to tackle climate change, Huawei is also leveraging digital power technologies and working closely with local partners to support Singapore’s Green Plan 2030.
In addition to receiving DPTM certification, Huawei has also partnered with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) as one of its SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme's advocate partners. Through this program, Huawei works with the CSA to help businesses and organizations in Singapore to bolster their cybersecurity protections and boost cybersecurity awareness.