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Deutsche Telekom Says NSA Revelations are an Opportunity

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Germany's Deutsche Telekom has said that the NSA spying affair could be looked at as an opportunity.

The NSA affair was a turning point: Never before were data privacy and data security as much in the public spotlight as now. Now, a report from Deutsche Telekom has looked at the consequences and shows how things will go forward in data privacy and cybersecurity.

"The revelations from Edward Snowden were certainly a wake-up call. Going forward, we need to keep our eyes wide open. Politics, business and science now need to work out solutions," says Thomas Kremer, Board member for Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance at Deutsche Telekom.

The new report, however, is not only concerned with the NSA affair. Other topics include the measures DT is implementing internationally for more data privacy, the risks and opportunities of big data applications, cloud computing and how hackers work at Deutsche Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom said that it is increasingly focusing on data privacy and IT security for its customers and in this way differentiates itself from the competition.

"This means that we also provide transparent information on current developments," says Kremer, and adds: "We are delighted that we have been increasingly successful in getting high-profile authors for our report who introduce their external points of view."

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