As a consequence of the data protection scandals at Deutsche Telekom AG over the last few years, the company is committed to reviewing these incidents by publishing an annual data protection report.  On April 28, 2009, the first data protection report for year-end 2008 was issued and is intended to show the public that Deutsche Telekom is focused on the transparency of its data protection practice.  The first chapter of the report contains an overview of the crucial incidents relating to data protection issues in 2008.  The following chapters present the operative focal points of the company’s data protection practices.  After the conclusion and outlook sections, an annex is included that describes Deutsche Telekom’s data protection organizational structure and provides a framework for data protection activities at the operational level.  The company’s “Privacy Code of Conduct” also is included in the report.