[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 facts about WebTrust

Mar 12, 2021, 15:29 PM by Riaan De Villiers
3 facts about the international WebTrust standard.

3 facts about WebTrust.

1. WebTrust is a service provided by CICA

Developed by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). WebTrust provides assurance that the web site owner has met established criteria related to business practices, transaction integrity, and information processes.

2. WebTrust was created to establish trust between customers and service providers online

It was developed to create trust between customers and service providers online

When a potential customer engages with an organization online, they risk their security by providing their personal information. WebTrust has set globally recognized standards to ensure that appropriate procedures are followed when sensitive transactions like e-commerce transactions and communication takes place between consumers and companies conducting business on the internet.

3. Webtrust is based on 5 principles:


The system is protected against unauthorized access, whether internal/external or physically/intellectually.


The system is available for operation and use as agreed.

Processing Integrity

System processing is complete, accurate, timely and authorized.

Online Privacy

Personal information obtained as a result of e-commerce is collected, used, disclosed, and retained as agreed.


Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.