tScheme is the self-regulatory body for electronic trust service approval in the UK and serves organisations in the trust service provider sector, providing accreditation for the services they supply to consumers and organisations. Formed in 2000, tScheme is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve levels of trust in digital economies.
We provide an independent means of establishing and testing the trust of services to recognised standards.
tScheme’s growth reflects the rapid growth of online services, particularly those that involve a need for trusted services. We keep a close watch on the needs of the market, regulatory frameworks, trends and other factors to ensure our services maintain their relevance and currency. Our membership is drawn from the public, private and third sectors. Organisations join because they believe in the independent assessment of trust services used in the digital economy. tScheme also manages the UK trust service providers list in support of the eIDAS regulation on behalf of the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport working with the Information Commissioner’s Office.