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Solving Privacy Shield and GDPR with Kubernetes

Welcome readers from 2022 and onward!

We are happy that you have found this post from the past about GDPR and Kubernetes! It is still very interesting and serves as a good reference, but it also shows its age.

Since it was posted, we have made GDPR compliance much easier by offering our fully-managed service Compliant Kubernetes platform, including PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, and ephemeral Redis on top of EU cloud infrastructure.

Develop your application while we provide a security-hardened platform for it to run in. Logging, monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and more, is all included.

Solving Privacy Shield and GDPR with Kubernetes

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GDPR is now 2 years old and it has had a significant impact on technology companies working in Europe.

On July 16, 2020 dealing with GDPR got significantly harder because the EU court of justice threw out the existing Privacy Shield agreement between the US and EU, leaving US companies facing serious challenges on how to deliver their cloud native solutions in Europe. But have no fear, there are ways to address this challenge utilizing Kubernetes.

In this session Robert Winter, CEO at Elastisys provides a summary of the key elements of GDPR and recent Privacy Shield ruling and what it means. Then Cristian Klein, Elastisys Senior Cloud Architect, goes over the resources available to Kubernetes users to navigate through these tricky waters and the processes needed to meet current privacy requirements.

The Kubernetes and Cloud Native ecosystem offers strong tools to address privacy and Cristian provides technical guidance in meeting the GDPR needs. Many of the same requirements discussed in this video also applies to meeting the new CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and growing number of State Privacy requirements in the US.

So in addition to learning how to meet EU needs this video offers valuable information on how Kubernetes and cloud native technologies will be instrumental in meeting these future needs in the US.


  • Review GDPR & Privacy Shield ruling and its implications (25 min)
  • Tools and process to address GDPR/Privacy with Kubernetes and Cloud Native tools (25 min)

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