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OneTrust Expands in Australia and New Zealand with New Melbourne Office and Integrated ANZ Privacy Laws into Industry Leading Privacy Management Platform

Expansion includes new office, local data centres and updated product offerings to meet new and amended Australia and New Zealand privacy laws

OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance today announced its expansion in Australia and New Zealand. OneTrust is the most widely-used privacy management and marketing compliance software with 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, 500 employees and six global offices across AtlantaLondonMunichBangaloreHong Kong and Melbourne.

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OneTrust’s commitment to the Australia and New Zealand markets (ANZ) includes:

  • A new local office in Melbourne to serve as a HQ 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 widely attended privacy workshop event series, in Australia
  • Local presence at Gartner Security and Risk Sydney and IAPP ANZ events

OneTrust is already working with dozens of well-known organisations across Australia and New Zealand to operationalise their privacy programmes. Sydney-based Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, uses OneTrust technologies for privacy compliance in ANZ and across the globe.

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“As a global company with customers and employees in over 100 countries, keeping up with various privacy regulations is an ongoing and essential process,” said Stephen Bolinger, Chief Privacy Officer at Cochlear. “Having used OneTrust from the outset of developing our privacy compliance programme, we are excited to see their investment in the ANZ region and their integration of the region’s specific data protection requirements into the software. OneTrust is an essential element of our privacy compliance efforts locally and globally.”

Meet with OneTrust in Sydney:

  • 20-21 August: Visit OneTrust at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit Sydney stand #PR2 and hear OneTrust and Cochlear discuss “How to Tackle the GDPR: A Typical Privacy and Security Roadmap” at the Hilton Sydney on Tuesday, 21 August at 11:30 AEST
  • 22 August: Register for PrivacyConnect Sydney, a Free, In-Person ANZ, GDPR and International Privacy Law Workshop at the Hilton Sydney

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Supporting Privacy Reform in Australia and New Zealand 

Jurisdictions around the world, including Australia and New Zealand, have amended or created privacy legislation with the goal of adapting to the continuing technological advancements and reinforcing rights of individuals. Australia just named a new privacy commissioner, and recently amended the Australian Privacy Act introducing mandatory notification procedures for data breaches. According to the latest Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report there were 242 notifications during the last quarter with the health and finance sectors reporting the highest number of data breaches. In March, New Zealand’s government introduced a Privacy Bill to replace its Privacy Act from 1993. The Bill’s explanatory notes the changes will align New Zealand’s privacy law with international developments, such as the GDPR. The Bill gives individuals the right to access and correct their personal information, imposes strict requirements for privacy breach notifications and data transfer limitations.

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These recent legislative changes, as well as consumer’s increased awareness and expectations around privacy, attest to the significant need for privacy management tools to enable companies in the ANZ’s region to automate their processes. OneTrust is committed to supporting these new and updated ANZ privacy regulations. OneTrust will integrate these specific privacy guidelines into the award-winning privacy technology and marketing compliance platform. Customers will be supported by OneTrust’s new Melbourne office led by Robinson Roe, privacy solutions experts with deep knowledge about local and global privacy laws and two new local data centres in Australia and New Zealand.

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“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,” said Robinson Roe, Managing Director of ANZ, OneTrust. “I am thrilled to lead OneTrust’s new Melbourne offices and expanded ANZ 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.”

“Our expansion in Australia and New Zealand shows our commitment to innovating and developing our technology, research, services and user community to serve the changing global privacy market,” said Kabir Barday, OneTrust CEO and Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). “With the most comprehensive solution supported by the largest team in the privacy industry, our customers can rely on OneTrust to serve them both locally in their regions and with regulations across the globe. OneTrust is the comprehensive privacy management and marketing compliance solution that customers can grow into, and not out of, as the global privacy market continues to evolve.”

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