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Deutsche Telekom Data protection strategy

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In order to achieve a high level of data privacy worldwide, data privacy at Deutsche Telekom must be very well organized both nationally and internationally.

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Why artificial intelligence needs ethical “guide rails”

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a great deal of potential but also harbors many risks. To ensure this new key technology can deliver its positive potential for us humans, it requires an ethical framework.

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The principles of digital responsibility - Data privacy & security

We stand for security and the responsible handling of data.

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Telekom apps protect the smart home

AV-TEST awards Telekom smart home apps as "Tested Smart Home Products".

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Corporate Digital Responsibility

Deutsche Telekom setting the framework for responsible digitalization.

Telekom's new Brussels podcast is all about European digital policy.


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EU puts an end to "Wild West" conditions in digital markets

Telekom's new Brussels podcast is all about European digital policy.

T-Systems manages data protection for the AWS cloud

T-Systems partners with AWS to launch Data Protection as a Managed Service in the cloud

T-Systems now offers Data Protection as a Managed Service in the AWS Cloud. The AWS Premier Consulting Partner will manage encryption, and create and implement transparent residency controls for customers’ data.

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Who or what is TrustPid?

Some telecommunications providers are currently conducting a test with selected advertisers and publishers to investigate the usefulness of a new technical solution for digital advertising and personalized product recommendations. This solution is called TrustPid. As a counter design to the 3rd party cookies that are still present today, TrustPid works with secure, unique, limited validity digital tokens that are generated by assigning random numbers. It is not possible to identify customers directly via these tokens.

Covid-19: WHO commissions T-Systems

Covid-19: WHO commissions T-Systems

The World Health Organization has brought T-Systems on board to develop validation services that confirm the authenticity of digital Covid certificates.

Infrastructure for Gaia-X: Structura-X

Lighthouse project for European cloud infrastructure

European cloud providers have launched an initiative for common infrastructure services that meet Gaia-X requirements. 28 companies and organisations, including Deutsche Telekom, agreed to make their cloud services Gaia-X compliant.

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Telekom and Google expand partnership

DT today announced an expanded partnership with Google: mobile messaging for businesses, Sovereign Cloud for Germany and MagentaTV One powered by Android.

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EU Cloud Code of Conduct is another milestone

An article by Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Global Data Privacy Officer and Senior Vice President Group Privacy.

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Resilience in the Industry Cloud

Connecting doesn’t just foster closeness and human interaction; The secure sharing of data in “industry clouds” makes the economy stronger and more resilient.

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Sovereign Cloud as a building block of Gaia-X

T-Systems-CEO Adel Al-Saleh on the Sovereign Cloud as a building block of Gaia-X.

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T-Systems and Google Cloud Partner to Deliver Sovereign Cloud for Germany

T-Systems and Google Cloud today announced they will build and deliver sovereign cloud services for German enterprises, the public sector, and healthcare organizations.

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EU data protection for Microsoft 365

Cloud Privacy Service encrypts all content data and content meta data saved in Microsoft 365 and pseudonymizes the user’s information on its way to the cloud.

Adel Al-Saleh, Member of the Board of Management Deutsche Telekom AG and CEO of T-Systems.

In Europe we are often just spectators

 T-Systems CEO Adel Al-Saleh identifies the challenges European IT companies face.

The Open Telekom Cloud opens up for professional secrecy holders

The Open Telekom Cloud opens up for professional secrecy holders

The Open Telekom Cloud can now be used by holders of professional secrets within the meaning of Section 203 of the German Criminal Code (§ 203 StGB) for the storage and processing of information requiring special protection.

Claus-Dieter Ulmer, the Deutsche Telekom Global Data Privacy Officer.


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Schrems II – an agent thriller?

Claus Ulmer, Global Data Privacy Officer, on the Corona warning app, Schrems II and the challenges of the future, on the occasion of European Data Protection Day.


Training and Awareness Measures

Telecommunications companies must train their employees in data protection law at the beginning of their employment relationship. Deutsche Telekom goes beyond this requirement.


DT listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for sixth time in a row

Deutsche Telekom once again qualified for the most prestigious sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI).

Wie navigiert man sicher durchs Web? Mit Achtsamkeit, den richtigen Tools und unseren Safety-Tipps.

Safety guide: Our tips for keeping you safe on the net

How do you navigate safely on the web? By being cautious, using the right tools, and following our safety tips.

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EU-Corona Gateway: We are live!

The corona tracing apps from Germany, Italy, and Ireland are now working together hand-in-hand. An article by Juergen Mueller and Adel Al-Saleh.

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100 days Corona-Warn-App: It’s going well!

No, this is not a cheering article. This is a critical review after 100 days of the Corona-Warn-App - but one that is noteworthy.

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GAIA-X Takes Major Step Toward Sovereign European Digital Infrastructure

The GAIA-X Initiative announced today that it is one step closer to its goal of a trustworthy, sovereign digital infrastructure for Europe, with the official signing of incorporation papers for GAIA-X, a non-profit association that will take the project to the next level.

Corona-Warn-App runs in Germany

Now it is here, the starting signal for the much-anticipated corona warning app of the German government.

Claus-Dieter Ulmer, the Deutsche Telekom Global Data Privacy Officer

Europe needs data protection certification at long last

An article by Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Global Data Privacy Officer and Senior Vice President Group Privacy.

Data protection creates trust

Interview with Dr. Stefan Pütz, Head of Network & IT Security at Telekom Security.

Data Privacy certificate for cloud servces.

Data Privacy certificate for cloud servces

The first GDPR-based data privacy certificate for cloud services is here.

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Your data is safe with us – data privacy in everyday business

Deutsche Telekom has access to a great deal of data, from customers and employees alike. With this comes great responsibility – to protect this data and deal with it in a responsible manner.

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Deutsche Telekom reduces Board of Management

The Board areas Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance and Human Resources will be merged with the beginning of 2020. Birgit Bohle will head the new Board area.

China and the algorithms


Verena Fulde


Not my problem – it’s so far away: a remote dystopia?

The Chinese Social Credit System is reminiscent of a surveillance state. Is it true? And is Europe different?

Claus-Dieter Ulmer, the Deutsche Telekom Global Data Privacy Officer

Guiding principles artificial intelligence

Deutsche Telekom has published guiding principals for artificial intelligence regarding data protection.

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TÜViT seal

Telekom Deutschland handles customer data responsibly.

Claus-Dieter Ulmer, the Deutsche Telekom Global Data Privacy Officer

No end to regulation…?

An article by Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, the Deutsche Telekom Group's Data Privacy Officer.

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General Data Protection Regulation implemented

Since May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation is applicable. Before the entry into force of the new regulation Deutsche Telekom already took data privacy very serious.

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Deutsche Telekom restructures Data Privacy Advisory Board

Deutsche Telekom is realigning the strategy and composition of its Data Privacy Advisory Board. It will focus more on ethical and sociopolitical issues of data privacy.

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Deutsche Telekom launches competition for privacy bots

Is data privacy falling by the wayside in the rush to digitize? Deutsche Telekom is launching a competition to prove that this does not have to be the case.

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Uniform interpretation of EU data protection law

A standardized data protection law is coming into force across the EU. But what does this new general regulation mean for Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiaries? Group Privacy has now drawn up a set of standardized rules for the Group as a whole: the Binding Interpretations.


Data Privacy and Data Usage – A German point of view

Digitization and Data Privacy are inseparably linked. Our click path shows, how Germans think about data security and which issues are particularly important to them.

Data Privacy: NSA affair is an opportunity

The new report from Deutsche Telekom addresses the consequences and shows how things will go forward in data privacy and cybersecurity.

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Data Privacy Advisory Board

Independent data privacy experts advise the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom.

Statement of Telekom Group on the review of the GDPR

The general data protection regulation has created a good basis for data processing in the European Union on the basis of uniform rules. Experience to date shows, however, that the intended harmonisation is in jeopardy. The experience of the Deutsche Telekom Group has therefore shown that improvements are necessary.

General Data Protection Regulation

Statement of Deutsche Telekom on the occasion of the hearing of the Committee for Digitisation and Innovation - "Ensuring high data protection standards - supporting industry in the implementation of the European data protection reform" of the state parliament with application examples for pseudonymised data processing in the telecommunications environment.

Plea on e-Privacy Regulation

Plea of European Telecom Data Privacy Officers and Heads of Privacy of Europe’s leading telecommunications operators on e-Privacy Regulation.

Data privacy in a digital world

New technical developments come along with further challenges for data privacy. Here you can find our position and how we can ensure that your data is secure in future.

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