Solving Privacy Shield and GDPR with Kubernetes

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Oct 7, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event

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 will provide a summary of the key elements of GDPR and the recent Privacy Shield ruling and what it means to you. Then Johan Tordsson, Elastisys CTO, and Cristian Klein, Elastisys Senior Cloud Architect, will go 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 offer strong tools to address privacy and Johan and Cristian will provide guidance in meeting the GDPR needs.

Many of the same requirements that will be discussed in this session will also apply to meeting the new CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and the growing number of State Privacy requirements in the US. So in addition to learning how to meet EU needs, this session will offer valuable information on how Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies will be instrumental in meeting these future needs in the US.

Who this meetup/workshop is useful for:

This meetup will provide valuable insight to any developer or leader focused on Privacy and Security in companies that are utilizing Kubernetes 


Robert Winter, CEO at Elastisys, runs the Cloud Native Northern Sweden meetup. Prior to Elastisys Robert Managed the Northern Sweden operation of Alten, a technology consulting firm. Robert received his Master in Computer Science and Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Umea University.

Johan Tordsson, Founder and CTO at Elastisys, Johan received his PhD in Computer Science from Umea University and prior to Founding Elastisys he was a professor at Umea and lead research on automated self-managed cloud infrastructure with this experience leading to his deep understanding of Cloud, cloud-native and Kubernetes and thus the founding of Elastisys.

Cristian Klein, Cloud Native Architect, Elastisys, Prior to Elastisys Cristian held executive and senior cloud architect positions with a variety of technology firms. He is also a cloud researcher and teacher on autonomous cloud systems at Umeå University.



Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


Introduction, online assembly, review of agenda and schedule
Review GDPR & Privacy Shield ruling and its implications, Robert Winter
Tools and process to address GDPR/Privacy with Kubernetes and Cloud-Native tools, Cristian Klein/Johan Tordsson


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer