Meetup: Data privacy and the right to be forgotten
And the technical implementation in your organization

Important information:

What: In-person Data Engineering NL meetup
When: February 23, 17.45 CET
Where: BigData Republic Office, Coltbaan 4c in Nieuwegein

As a data professional, the know-how of dealing with privacy sensitive data has become more important than ever. What does the law say? How to implement this as an organization?

To address the pressing importance of data protection The European Union has come up with GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy regulation that oversees the way companies handle and manage personal data from their customers. For this meetup we invited two speakers to talk about their knowledge surrounding this regulation as well as how to apply data privacy in practice.

In the first talk, Annelies van Nuland will guide us through everything you need to know about GDPR from the view of a data professional. What does GDPR apply to? Which measures should organizations take?

Supporting privacy regulations in a large organization is easier said than done. A great example is, where they developed an in-house tool called Amnesia, to support the Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) principle. In the second talk, Arnout Kuiper will explain how this tool came to be, and how it works.

Do you want to learn more about both the theory and practice of working with privacy sensitive data? Then join us on Thursday 23 February! As always, there will be interesting talks, good food, and even better discussions.

We're excited to welcome you in person to this next event. In case you have questions, please contact Daniël (

Join the meetup!

February 23, 17.45 Amsterdam time (CET)


  • 17:45 Walk-in + food
  • 18.30 What you need to know about GDPR by Annelies van Nuland
  • 19.00 Questions
  • 19.10 Amnesia - the RTBF tool at by Arnout Kuiper
  • 19.40 Questions + Discussion
  • 19.55 Drinks & snacks

Meet the speakers

Annelies van Nuland - Annelies is a Data Scientist at Big Data Republic. After her PhD in Neuroscience she left medical research behind to apply her found enthusiasm for data driven solutions into the real world. From object recognition for ProRail’s railway maintenance, to house price predictions, to teaming up to create a brand new energy usage prediction system at Eneco; there’s always exciting adventures to be found.

Arnout Kuiper - Arnout is a senior architect at since 2004. He played a key role in developing from a small book-selling website to the large retailtech-platform it is today. His current focus lies in the security, identity, privacy, and fraud prevention domain. Arnout’s work experience is also drawn from his years prior to, where he worked within the Java-team at Sun Microsystems on projects for many international clients. In his free time he enjoys skiing, running and spending time with his wife and two teenagers.