Press Release

OneTrust Expands in Australia and New Zealand

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

August 19, 2018

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 Atlanta, London, Munich, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

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.

“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

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.

Read the report: OneTrust is the largest and most widely used dedicated software provider in privacy management, and according to Ovum Research, is positioned as a strategic leader in global privacy beyond the GDPR

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.

“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.”


  • Register for PrivacyConnect Sydney on 22 August, a Free, In-Person ANZ, GDPR and International Privacy Law Workshop at the Hilton Sydney
  • 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.
  • Register for OneTrust PrivacyTECH on 8-10 October in London, the OneTrust’s annual global user conference, where 500+ industry leaders breakdown the latest technology innovations driving global privacy compliance
  • Connect with OneTrust onTwitterLinkedInFacebook and Google+

For additional information, or to request a live OneTrust Privacy Management Software demo, visit or email


About OneTrust

OneTrust is the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software. 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. An additional 10,000 organisations use OneTrust’s technology through a partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest global information privacy community.

The software, available in 50+ languages, is backed by over 20 awarded patents and can be deployed in an EU cloud or on-premise. The comprehensive 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 is enriched with content from hundreds of templates based on the world-class privacy research conducted by our 100+ in-house certified privacy professionals.

OneTrust 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.

PrivacyConnect, OneTrust’s global user community, hosts in-person workshops in 85 international cities, and is attended by thousands of privacy professionals to share best practices.

OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta, GA and in London, UK, with additional offices in Munich, Bangalore, Hong Kong and Melbourne. The fast-growing team of privacy and technology experts surpasses 500 employees worldwide. To learn more, visit

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