T-Systems will verify the credentials of participating company identities within the Catena-X data ecosystem. It is the largest example of a sovereign ecosystem run by car manufacturers as well as suppliers. Catena-X operates according to the guidelines of the European Gaia-X initiative for building a trustworthy data infrastructure. In order to guarantee this trusted framework in compliance with Gaia-X guidelines, Gaia-X envisions to establish a neutral clearing house, operated by verified partners. The Digital Clearing House of T-System will be one of the initial nodes in Europe to achieve Gaia-X compliance.
After successful verification of a participating company’s details, such as its identity and tax number, the Telekom subsidiary issues a certificate. With this policy compliance proof the participating company gets their verified credential for the Catena-X data ecosystem. This service is called Gaia-X Digital Clearing House and will be available in the first quarter of 2023.
“Telekom and T-Systems are the first choice in Europe for the trustworthy handling of data,” said Adel Al-Saleh, member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management and CEO of T-Systems. “That is why I am particularly pleased about this opportunity. We believe in digitization made in Germany.”