As a telecommunications company, we are legally obliged to assist security agencies. This includes, for example, monitoring and recording telecommunications connections of certain criminal suspects or providing information about subscribers.
International legal framework conditions differ considerably. In some countries it is illegal to disclose security measures, while in others surveillance is directly conducted by the authorities without the involvement of telecommunications companies.. You can find details of the different situations in the relevant countries on our website.
Every year since 2014, Deutsche Telekom has published a transparency report for Germany; since 2016, we have also published an international transparency report. Here, we reveal the nature and extent of information we had to disclose to security authorities to the extent legally permitted. We consider it the responsibility of the authorities to ensure transparency regarding security measures, a claim we also made in our ten-point program in 2015. Until state authorities meet our demands, we will strive to provide the necessary transparency ourselves to the extent legally possible.Reporting against standards