OneTrust expands into Australia and New Zealand

OneTrust, a provider of privacy management and marketing compliance, has expanded into Australia and New Zealand.

The company has opened a new local office in Melbourne to serve as a HQ for the region, led by technology veteran Robinson Roe as managing director. It has also completed the integration of Australia and New Zealand privacy laws into the its platform to support privacy compliance operations beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To support data residency preferences, OneTrust has also opened two new local data centres in the region, in addition to expanding its privacy workshop event series in Australia.

Australia just named a new privacy commissioner, and recently amended the Australian Privacy Act introducing mandatory notification procedures for data breaches. While 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 also gives individuals the right to access and correct their personal information, imposes strict requirements for privacy breach notifications and data transfer limitations.

These recent legislative changes, as well as consumer’s increased awareness and expectations around privacy, highlighted the need for privacy management tools to enable companies in the ANZ’s region to automate their processes.

“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.”

More than 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, use OneTrust to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the EU GDPR, ePrivacy (Cookie Law) and California Consumer Privacy Act.

The company helps organisations implement GDPR, California CCPA, and global privacy requirements, including Data Protection by Design (PbD), Data Protection Impact Assessments (PIA/DPIA), Vendor Risk Management, Incident and Breach Management, Records of Processing (Data Mapping), Universal Consent and Preference Management, ePrivacy Cookie Consent, Data Subject Access Rights, Portability and Right to Be Forgotten.

Earlier this year, OneTrust and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) launched an updated Consent and Data Subject Rights Platform. Available for IAPP members, the platform features solutions to support compliance with data protection regulations, including the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive.

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