TÜVIT awards test seal to Telekom

February 8, 2017

Deutsche Telekom has again received the test seal “Trusted Site Privacy” from TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜVIT) confirming the company’s safe handling of client data.

Every day, Deutsche Telekom administers a huge volume of data of its clients with landline and cell phone contracts. Ranking first is the protection of personal client data and the security of IT systems.

TÜVIT has audited the billing processes in the fields of landlines and cellular telephony, data centers and applications of Telekom for nine months, concluding with the reconfirmation of the 2014 certification. In the course of the audit, the experts scrutinized the data protection and the IT security of the processes.

Dirk Kretzschmar, Managing Director TÜVIT says, “Integrity and security are essential for a telecommunications provider. The certificates are an important confirmation for Telekom clients that their sensitive data is handled properly.”

The awarded certificates are valid for two years before the billing chains are audited again. “The digital world constantly develops new and more complex data processing models. The more important for us becomes data protection as part of our digital responsibility towards our clients whose satisfaction is our top priority,” explains Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Telekom Representative for data protection. Moreover, “this certificate strengthens the trust in our brand,” rejoices Klaus Werner, Director of Finance Telekom Deutschland GmbH.

TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÜVIT), with registered office in Essen, is a company of TÜV NORD GROUP, which is one of the largest technical service providers with more than 10,000 employees and business activities in 70 countries worldwide. More than 50 percent of the DAX 30 companies and numerous international companies are among the customers of TÜVIT.

TÜVIT is one of the leading testing service providers for IT security. The Company focuses on subjects such as Industry 4.0, critical infrastructures, cyber security, data protection audits, and the evaluation of information security management systems in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001. In addition, TÜVIT audits and certifies data centers with regard to their physical security and high availability. TÜVIT acts as a completely independent service provider, since the Company is not obliged to any product providers, system integrators, shareholders, other stakeholders or government agencies. Neither development nor sales, nor implementation are included in the services of TÜVIT.