Huawei International, Huawei’s subsidiary in Singapore was awarded the Data Protection Trustmark (DPTM) certification by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority recently.
The DPTM is awarded to organisations that demonstrate accountable data protection practices. Consumers can rest assured that an organisation certified with the DPTM has put in place responsible data protection practices and will take better care of their personal data.
The framework requires organisations to have in place the following practices.
First, organisations must designate staff to oversee data protection responsibilities and ensure compliance with data protection laws.
Second, organisations have to declare their purpose and obtain consent from the user before they can collect, use, and disclose data.
Third, organisations need to have measures in place to protect, store and dispose of data.
Fourth, organisations have to give consumers the option to withdraw consent, obtain access, or make corrections to their personal data records.
Fifth, organisations should be prepared to take action in the event of a data breach.
“This certification underscores our commitment to privacy protection and our consumers, customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and other relevant entities can rest assured that their personal data is well protected,” Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International says.
“We are vigilant and have always adhered to all privacy and personal data protection laws and regulations in every jurisdiction in which we operate,” Foo adds.
Huawei’s compliance with global privacy laws includes the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is the toughest privacy and security law in the world, according to GDPR’s website. The GDPR imposes obligations on organisations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU.
“Personal data protection is not simply a legal requirement; it is a social responsibility,” Foo notes. Huawei has partnered with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore as one of the advocate partners of its SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme to promote cybersecurity awareness and adoption.
Huawei will organise events and webinars for local enterprises on common cybersecurity issues, GovInsider wrote. This will help to raise awareness and encourage the adoption of good cybersecurity practices by enterprises and the public.
Huawei is also committed to supporting Singapore’s enterprises. It provides reliable, secure and sustainable cloud tools to help local businesses roll out digital services.
The tech giant is helping industries in Singapore transit to greener sources of energy, improve efficiency and incorporate smart facilities. For instance, it is working with energy providers such as Sunseap to install offshore floating solar farms in the Straits of Johor, according to Huawei’s website.
Huawei pledges to continue to improve its products and services to ensure security and privacy for customers.