Why GDPR matters in a New Zealand context


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Why GDPR matters in a New Zealand context

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union which came in to force in 2018. But what does it mean, and why can it effect New Zealand companies?

With over 100m consumers in 45 countries running 24x7x365, GDPR compliance was a piece of work Plexure needed to take seriously. This was a major piece of work for the company and they are keen to share the lessons they learned along the way.

Come and hear from Duanne O’Brien, CTO of Plexure, where he shares his experience on:

  • What GDPR is, and what it means.
  • Why the law was brought in.
  • Who needs to comply with the legislation, even if they aren’t based in the EU
  • What the legal views are – and how they can be so different.
  • How to handle platforms that weren’t designed for Right To Access and a Right To Be Forgotten.

With over 10 years experience in Cloud Platforms, Duanne thought he’d seen it all. Now he can say he has.

There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions, and if time permits a discussion on the looming privacy laws for New Zealand.
The presentation will be followed by a networking opportunity over light refreshments.

Speaker
Duanne O’Brien, 10+ year cloud platform leader currently the CTO for Plexure, an NZX listed marketing engagement company specialising in Personalisation, Loyalty and Mobile Order / Pay. In his role as CTO, Duanne is responsible for technology strategy, architecture, security and engineering with his teams building and running platforms for >100m consumers, in 45 countries running 24x7x365. In early to mid 2018, Duanne led a major programme of work to ensure Plexure platforms became GDRP compliant.

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