Telecommunications companies must train their employees in data protection law at the beginning of their employment relationship.
Deutsche Telekom goes beyond this requirement: Every two years, Deutsche Telekom trains all employees and obliges them to observe data and telecommunications secrecy. In addition to the prescribed training courses, the Group trains employees on special data privacy topics such as the European General Data Protection Regulation, as well as in customer and human resources topics. This ensures that all employees regularly and effectively internalize the need to comply with data protection regulations. In addition, employees have access to a training app and online tools with self-study materials, data privacy presentations, and classroom events with specific focal points, such as customer and HR data privacy and data privacy in call centers.
Deutsche Telekom AG's Privacy Academy App can be used to refresh and deepen knowledge on fundamental issues of data and information protection. Simply select a training course in the app and off you go. At the end of each training course there is the option of acquiring a certificate, which is stored locally. Deutsche Telekom employees can also forward the certificate directly to their manager by e-mail.
The Privacy Academy app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. If you are a Deutsche Telekom employee*, you can also download the app from the corporate App Store.
We regard data protection as a matter of course, which is why the Privacy Academy App does not store any personal data. You only have the option of entering your first and last name for the creation of the certificate. This information is only processed locally on your smartphone.
The Privacy Academy App is available in German and English and can be used by everyone.