In this article you will read,
- why professional secret keepers can use the Open Telekom Cloud without hesitation,
- how Telekom is committed to protecting secrets in accordance with § 203 of the German Criminal Code (StGB) and
- how the Open Telekom Cloud meets the highest security standards.
From doctors to lawyers and auditors to journalists - all these professions have one thing in common: they are subject to professional confidentiality, meaning that it is forbidden to disclose confided secrets to third parties. In the case of doctors, for example, this could be information about their patients. § 203 of the German Criminal Code (StGB) stipulates that data on patients or clients of professional secrecy holders must be given special protection. Violations of these obligations can be punished with fines or imprisonment.
For a long time, therefore, new technologies such as the cloud could not be used by professional secrecy holders without further ado - and thus also the advantages of cloud computing. Outsourcing data was practically inconceivable. It was only with the revision of § 203 of the German Criminal Code (StGB) in 2017 that it became easier for professional secrecy holders to use external IT services such as cloud services.