Deutsche Telekom and Nextcloud partner for GDPR compliance platform

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Deutsche Telekom and Nextcloud GmbH have announced the availability of a Europe-hosted content collaboration platform.

Both companies said their joint offering provides the comprehensive digital collaboration space businesses, educational organisations governments need to maintain productivity during and after the pandemic.

The managed solution is based on Nextcloud hub, which the company said delivers on the needs of the collaboration of modern organisations with secure data and document exchange with online editing capabilities, chat and video conferencing.

Users will have access to data through the browser, desktop and mobile application interfaces and data is hosted in Deutsche Telekom's’ data centres in the EU.

Hagen Rickmann, Managing Director Business Customers at Telekom Deutschland said, “2021 will be a year of rebuilding our economies and the second wave of Covid-19 has further accelerated the need for remote collaboration, with many employees working from home.

“At the same time, the increase frequency of digital attacks and risks from privacy violations have increased awareness of security and digital sovereignty. There is a clear demand from organizations and policymakers for better protection of customers' data, more transparency around security and data storage and respect for privacy from cloud vendors.

“In response, Telekom and Nextcloud have partnered up to provide an open source, 100% EU hosted, transparent and privacy respecting collaboration platform.”

Both Deutsche Telekom and Nextcloud GmbH support the GAIA-X initiative for building a data infrastructure based on European standards.

The company also revealed that the Open Source nature of the Nextcloud Hub platform gives its customers unprecedented control and flexibility compared to the usual Saas offerings.

“With more and more European firms, government organizations and educational institutes using cloud services we see a constantly growing demand for European data sovereignty,” said Frank Karlitschek, CEO and Founder of Nextcloud GmbH.

“In a data-driven economy, we need platforms that guarantee our sovereignty to and innovation and develop new business models.

“Together with Deutsche Telekom Nextcloud offers a credible alternative with major benefits in terms of management by trust, scalability and adaptability.”