Osano Built in Austin Texas

The Osano Story

Deep in the heart of Texas, a world changing company was born.

Our Story

The Era of Privacy

The Internet has been the wild west of data sharing. Now we are in the early days of the next era of the Internet, where privacy comes first.

Do Good and Do Well

Building a company does not have to mean profit at all costs. Osano exists to serve the public, our customers, and our investors equally.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

We are proud to call Austin our home. Thanks to those who came before us, there is no greater city on the planet for building a company.

Be Inspired

When Osano helps companies to comply with the law, the interest of humanity is served, and the Internet becomes a better place.

In April 2018, Arlo Gilbert and Scott Hertel watched in disbelief as members of the U.S. Congress questioned technology leaders about online data privacy. It was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional hearing, and it was clear that even the best and brightest elected officials lacked essential knowledge about how data is stored and shared.

It was the duo's lightbulb moment. If the lawmakers are confused, surely businesses must be equally confused. Arlo and Scott had just exited their enterprise SaaS management company and were searching for a new category where they could build a meaningful company. They were well suited to solve the data privacy issue, so the pair went on a mission to bring simplicity to managing data privacy for consumers and businesses alike.

Today Osano is a diverse, growing team of attorneys, technologists, and business leaders who live and breathe data privacy. 

We've created the world's first data set that objectively measures the data privacy practices for every company on the planet. We're building a suite of tools to help compliance, marketing, and sales teams use data privacy as a way to vet vendors and to stand out as vendors themselves. And we're doing it all as a B Corporation, putting people before profits.

Stay tuned, because there are a lot of good things ahead.

Osano by the Numbers

Founded
+ Companies Analyzed
k Websites Using Osano
k Lawsuits Monitored

Leadership

We believe that data privacy is a fundamental human right and the companies that embrace privacy will become the next wave of trusted brands.

Arlo Gilbert

CEO & Founder

Arlo has been building successful technology startups for more than 20 years in varying industries including telecom, search, consumer, and enterprise software.

Scott Hertel

CTO & Founder

Scott is an experienced developer and systems architect, having led high performing teams at Accenture, Microsoft, and Dell before being bitten by the startup bug.

Mike Grossman

VP of Sales

Mike has spent over 20 years in technology sales. As Marin Software's 25th employee, he built the inside sales team, driving revenues to $100 million and a successful IPO led by Goldman Sachs.

Aaron Stevens

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Aaron is a CIPP & CIPT, and has been involved in building relationships in the privacy world for the past 8 years. Aaron now focuses on building strategic partnerships and leading Osano's reseller relationships.

Nick White

VP of Marketing

Nick has spent the last decade establishing himself as a creative analytical marketing leader. He has a successful history of driving growth and leading product focused marketing efforts.

Ricardo Reyna

VP of Engineering

Ricky is an accomplished engineering leader. For more than a decade he has been leading teams towards delivering high quality, high performing, lovable, B2B SaaS products.

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What's New at Osano

Sweeney release

We have just released a major new upgrade to our platform. This update features role-based access controls for your business. Admins will now be empowered to restrict a user's access and control to specific parts of Osano's platform.

Role-based access controls are only the most visible of numerous enhancements in this update that improve the performance, integrity and security of the Osano platform. The release notes detail the full list of enhancements and bug fixes.

The name of this release is a hat tip to Latanya Sweeney, a Harvard professor and privacy researcher who has done pioneering privacy research for the past two decades. Click to read more about her impressive work.

Read the Release Notes

Westin release

Announcing a shiny new update to Osano's platform! Updates include:

  • Consent Manager preview showing language translations and popup styling by location
  • Consent Manager versioning and rollback
  • iFrame blocking support
  • Consent Manager configuration duplication
  • Two dozen other features, enhancements, and bug fixes

This release is named in honor of Alan Westin, the father of modern data privacy law. We released an article on our blog about how his work has shaped privacy laws and perceptions today.

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White paper: The Osano Data Privacy and Data Breach Link

Announcing a groundbreaking report analyzing the relationship between a company’s privacy practices and their likelihood of experiencing a data breach. The Osano Data Privacy and Data Breach Link reveals a predictive relationship between responsible privacy practices and security outcomes.

Download the White Paper

11,000 vendors and counting!

Osano's proprietary dataset of vendor privacy risk just broke 11,000! We couldn't be more proud! 🎉

Brandeis release

Announcing a massive update to Osano's platform! We completely re-built the consent manager from the ground up. Updates include:
  • Automated script and cookie classifications
  • We've added multi-factor authentication to help further safeguard your Osano account
  • More than a dozen other features, enhancements, and bug fixes

This release is named after Louis Brandeis, one of the original pioneers of data privacy rights. We released an article on our blog about his fascinating life and how it impacted the data privacy world.

Read the Release Notes