In this article you will read about,
- why social service data must be particularly well protected,
- how Telekom meets this requirement with its commitment to maintaining social service data secrecy,
- and why social service providers can use the Open Telekom Cloud without hesitation.
In order for social service agencies such as the providers of statutory health insurance, pension insurance, long-term care insurance, as well as employment and social welfare offices, to be able to do their work, they need to collect a lot of personal and sometimes sensitive data from those being insured. Social service providers collect personal data such as name, address, and date of birth, but also information such as pension insurance or tax identification number, in order to be able to provide their services properly. This is so-called social service data. This is the personal data of individuals that the legislator classifies as particularly worthy of protection and that therefore falls under social service data secrecy, according to Section 35 of the German Social Code I (§ 35 SGB I). "The laws stipulate that social insurance providers may only process the personal data stored and processed by them within a very narrow and purpose-bound framework and must protect this data by taking correspondingly high technical and organizational measures," says Antje Rom, a specialist in-house lawyer at Deutsche Telekom. They must protect the sensitive information from unauthorized access and misuse in the course of data processing and may only disclose it to authorized persons.