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PKI, digital trust and electronic signatures in Singapore

Singapore boasts a robust history in the digital trust landscape. It all began in the mid-1990s when the Singapore government began using digital technologies for secure government communications and transactions.

As a global provider of digital trust solutions that help governments and businesses securely transact and communicate online, Ascertia’s products and services are widely used throughout Singapore. This includes industries, such as:

Ascertia is committed to providing digital trust solutions that help governments and businesses in Singapore to securely transact and communicate online. Our products and services can help to automate processes, improve security, and build trust. We are a leading provider of digital signature and PKI solutions in Singapore and are helping to shape the country’s future digital ecosystem.

Key Benefits

  • Interoperability

    Our PKI and digital signature solutions are interoperable with other products and systems. This makes it easy for businesses and government entities to integrate Ascertia’s solutions into their existing workflows.

  • Scalability

    Ascertia’s solutions are scalable and can be deployed to mee the specific needs of any organisation. We offer a range of products and services, from basic digital signatures to complex multi-level authentication solutions.

  • Security and reliability

    We have a proven track record of delivering secure and reliable digital trust products. Ascertia has been providing these services for over 20 years and has a strong reputation for innovation and excellence.

Electronic and digital signature laws and regulations in Singapore

Singapore has a comprehensive legal framework for electronic signatures, digital signatures, and PKI. The main legislation governing electronic signatures is the Electronic Signatures Act (ETA) Cap 88. The ETA defines electronic signatures and establishes a presumption of their validity in certain circumstances.

Singapore’s PKI, data privacy and electronic signature regulations and laws as of 2023:

  • Electronic Signatures Act (ETA) Cap 88 – The ETA regulates the use of electronic and secure electronic signatures in Singapore – though both are legally binding. It defines the following:
    • Electronic signatures – Electronic signatures are any electronic means to identify and authenticate a person and to indicate that the person approves of the information contained in the record.
    • Secure electronic signatures – Secure electronic signatures are electronic signatures that meet additional security requirements, such as being based on a cryptographic algorithm and being linked to the electronic record. This ensures the authenticity and integrity of the record.

    The ETA states that secure electronic signatures are presumed to be valid and have the same legal effect as handwritten signatures.

  • Electronic Transactions (Certification Authority) Regulations 2010 – Regulates the operation of certification authorities (CAs), which are organisations that issue and manage digital certificates. Digital certificates are electronic documents that bind a public key to a specific entity. CAs must be accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to operate in Singapore.
  • Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) – The primary law governing data privacy in Singapore is the PDPA. It sets out a comprehensive framework for the collection, use, disclosure and retention of personal data. It establishes the data protection principles that all organisations in the country must adhere to.

Why do organisations in Singapore choose Ascertia?

Organisations and government entities in Singapore turn to Ascertia for digital trust solutions, digital signatures, and PKI services due to our extensive experience, reliability, scalability, and innovative approach.

Our solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of businesses of all sizes, ensuring security, compliance, and efficiency across a range of sectors, including banks, government agencies, healthcare providers and educational institutions.

For more information about how Ascertia’s products and services can help meet your organisation’s requirements in Singapore, please contact us