4–7 Nov 2019
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A GDPR retrospective: Implementation by a large-scale data organization in reality

Yulia Trakhtenberg (AppsFlyer)
15:5016:30 Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Location: R2
Average rating: *****
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Data engineers, data scientists, developers, and operations engineers




25 May 2018 was a fateful day for many companies that process and store client data—particularly across the EU. On this day, GDPR went into effect—and no one really knew quite what its effects would be.

Yulia Trakhtenberg takes you through AppsFlyer’s journey to compliance—the indexers it used to append and delete client data and a retrospective of how this affected its data processing operations. Yulia dives into design through implementation, as well as expectation versus real demand. Eventually, what AppsFlyer imagined would be requested by hundreds of clients at best ended up being requested by tens of thousands, and continues growing. Learning how to manage this new compliance demand alongside its day-to-day data engineering tasks and processes was no easy feat.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with GDPR, data management, and engineering

What you'll learn

  • Understand technical and programmatic methods for applying GDPR in reality
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Yulia Trakhtenberg


Yulia Trakhtenberg is a software engineering manager with more than seven years’ experience in software team building and management. With 15 years of experience in software development (both backend and frontend), including requirements, architecture, design, coding, testing, quality, and customer issues. Yulia’s expertise is with seeing the broader picture and the small details, combining deep technical knowledge with understanding of product, business and customer needs, all based on a solid understanding and proven experience in Agile management methodologies. Some of the technologies and methodologies and other -logies Yulia has experience with include: C++, Ruby, web, big data, Java, PHP, NoSQLs, Redis, MySQL, automation, management, recruitment, and team empowerment.

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  • OVHcloud
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  • VictorOps
  • Wayfair
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  • humanitec
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  • StackState
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  • GitLab
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  • StormForger
  • SysEleven GmgH
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