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Privacy management company OneTrust expands into AU and NZ

21 Aug 2018

Privacy management and marketing compliance company OneTrust has announced its expansion in Australia and New Zealand.

OneTrust software has 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, 500 employees and six global offices across Atlanta, London, Munich, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

OneTrust has established relationships with organisations across Australia and New Zealand to operationalise their privacy programmes.

Sydney-based implantable hearing solutions company Cochlear uses OneTrust technologies for privacy compliance in A/NZ and across the globe.

“As a global company with customers and employees in over 100 countries, keeping up with various privacy regulations is an ongoing and essential process,” says Cochlear chief privacy officer Stephen Bolinger.

“Having used OneTrust from the outset of developing our privacy compliance programme, we are excited to see their investment in the A/NZ region and their integration of the region’s specific data protection requirements into the software.”

OneTrust’s commitment to the Australia and New Zealand markets (A/NZ) includes:

  • A new local office in Melbourne to serve as the headquarters for the region, led by technology veteran Robinson Roe as managing director
  • Integration of Australia and New Zealand privacy laws into the OneTrust platform to support privacy compliance operations beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Two new local data centres in the region to support data residency preferences
  • Expansion of PrivacyConnect, OneTrust’s privacy workshop event series, in Australia
  • Local presence at Gartner Security and Risk Sydney and IAPP ANZ events

“The GDPR, and more broadly, consumer awareness of privacy risks, are sparking businesses across sectors and jurisdictions to continuously reassess their privacy compliance across a growing matrix of regulatory requirements,” says OneTrust A/NZ managing director Robinson Roe.

“I am thrilled to lead OneTrust’s new Melbourne offices and expanded A/NZ support to further empower customers to meet both local and global privacy regulations.

“As the privacy landscape continues to mature, we remain committed to incorporating new data protection regulations and the most up-to-date guidance as it becomes available.”

The OneTrust platform is based on a combination of intelligent scanning, regulator guidance-based questionnaires, automated workflows and developer plugins used together to automatically generate the record keeping required for an organisation to demonstrate compliance to regulators and auditors.

The platform uses content from hundreds of templates based on privacy research conducted by the company's in-house certified privacy professionals.

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