How We Work.

How To Be An Osano Team Member

You were hired because we believe you will be great at your job! We assume you know what you are doing. You won’t be hounded about details or constantly subject to check-ins on progress. As an employee at Osano, you are expected to perform at a high level.

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We have regular feedback cycles and care deeply about developing talent. We’ll be honest and upfront about whether you’re being effective, as well as areas for improvement. If we say you are doing great, it means you are doing great. No BS!

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This doesn’t mean we won’t pay attention to performance. Your performance will be judged in three ways:

  • Your interactions with the rest of the team.
  • Your interactions with the organization.
  • The performance of your duties based upon metrics and goals that we agree are important to your success.
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We are highly competitive and expect to win at everything we do. We don’t run around yelling and screaming, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t deeply passionate about the cause. We are running a marathon, not a sprint. But WE DO believe it is a race. You always need to work smart, and at times you’ll need to work hard and long, too.

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You don’t just work for Osano, you are part of Osano. You are expected to represent the company publicly and present the appropriate image. Customers, employees, vendors and the public will all associate your behaviors with the company.

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We all need to balance the concerns of our shareholders, employees, and customers and not only represent your personal view of your role.

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We expect you to disagree with your teammates sometimes! That’s okay, and even welcomed. Your opinions are one of the reasons why we hired you, and we want to hear them.

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It’s important that you get concerns off of your chest quickly. Resentments fester, and they create more resentments. If you have a problem or concern, please bring it up as soon as possible, and we will help to resolve the concern.

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The entire team is busy, but that’s not a reason to avoid engaging your manager when you need them. You are their number one responsibility, so talk to them whenever you feel it’s appropriate. You aren’t being annoying. Their job is to serve you.

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Okay, so: When should you engage your manager? Anytime your progress is impeded by another group and you cannot quickly resolve (meaning: within two emails and/or a conversation) the issue. That is their job as managers, to solve problems across the organization. You should feel safe to escalate quickly.

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It’s not productive to complain to subordinates or peers about other team members, how they do their jobs or any circumstances related to the company. There’s simply no room for negativity at our company, because we have outlined the steps you -- and we -- can take to resolve problems that arise. If you have a complaint, bring it to your manager.

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You should feel emboldened by a certain sense of autonomy here. That means: You don’t need to engage anyone if you’re making a decision within your area of responsibility. If you want someone’s opinion, it’s okay to ask for it, of course. But don’t feel the need to get approval within your scope. If you are unclear about the scope of your job, please discuss that with your manager.

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We expect you to work with us as long as it is in your best interest to do so; and it’s our job to always make it in your best interest! If you find something has changed since you were hired, and working for Osano no longer makes sense for you, please let us know. You don’t owe us your loyalty.

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We expect you to arrive on time for meetings with your manager, with peers, with customers, with vendors, and with any other party whom you are meeting with connected with your role here.

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You are expected and required to be sober, clear-headed, focused and alert during work hours.

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Remote working

During business hours, it’s important to be prompt with messages to teammates. While we have a flexible work-location policy, we don’t have a flexible work-hour policy. If you need an adjustment to these work hours on a regular basis due to time zone, family or personal reasons, please talk to your manager so we can work on a schedule that works for you.

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Each role has different tools at their disposal (morning check-ins, weekly progress updates, CRM, CMS, calendars, software tools). If there is a tool or process in place, we expect you to participate in that process and use that tool religiously, because we implemented it for a strategic reason. We strive for minimal process. If you think something can be done in a better way, please let us know. We love your ideas!

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What's New at Osano

Osano partners with SecurityScorecard

Osano has partnered with Security Scorecard, joining its 360° Marketplace launch, enabling customers to amplify their privacy and compliance programs with cybersecurity data. 

Release 2021.6

This release includes language-translation updates to Russian, Chinese Hong Kong (zh-hk) and Chinese Taiwan (zh-tw). 

In addition, this release features enhancements to the Consent Manager experience for users with a right-to-left language.

Release 2021.2.3

This release includes language-translation updates to German, Romanian, Italian, Chinese Hong Kong (zh-hk) and Chinese Taiwan (zh-tw). 

Learn More

Consent Manager now available in 42 languages

Consent Manager has been updated to support auto-translations in Lithuanian, Latvian and Brazilian Portuguese.

We have also enhanced support for right-to-left languages. 

See a full list of supported languages here.

Griswold release

This release features improvements to Osano Consent Management features and search engine optimization metrics. Customers can now choose to turn First-Layer Categories on/off in cookie banners. Also, customers have the ability to toggle Legacy Browser support on/off to improve site performance. 

 

Consent Manager now available in 39 languages

Consent Manager has been updated to support auto-translations in Croatian and Icelandic. See a full list of supported languages here

Vendor Auto-Following

Enterprise customers can now automatically track the vendors they've identified in Consent Manager. The change allows seamless and constant monitoring of your vendors and eliminates the need to follow them manually. The feature also alerts you to relevant policy changes their vendors have made and changes that could impact your risk.

Pentland release

This release offers new features in consent management and data subject access requests products. This release is named after Alex Pentland, one of the architects of the GDPR.

Pentland Release Notes

Privacy consulting

Osano is now offering privacy consulting in addition to our compliance software. Whether you need an interim privacy officer, a data protection officer or project-specific resources, our privacy consultants are ready to roll their sleeves up for you.

Explore Consulting

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. This release is named after Latanya Sweeney a Harvard privacy researcher and advocate.

Sweeney Release Notes

Westin release

This update includes improvements and enhancements to consent management. This release is named in honor of Alan Westin, the father of modern data privacy law.

Westin Release Notes

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

Privacy Insider newsletter

Check out Osano's Privacy Insider newsletter! Every Tuesday, Osano sends a synopsis of the week's most interesting news in the world of data privacy.

A lot of change is happening fast. We take the work out of keeping abreast of regulatory and technological developments.

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Release 2020.4

April's release features major improvements to our data subject access request (DSAR) forms:

  • Added a forms editor for customization and 
  • Added pre-fillable forms to save you time
  • Added data elements for commonly used fields

This release included a bunch of other enhancements and features.

Read the Release Notes

Osano launches a partnership with Exterro

Osano and Exterro launched a partnership this week to pair Osano’s industry-leading cookie consent management and vendor monitoring with Exterro’s powerful suite of privacy, e-discovery and risk management tools.

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Covid-19 Update

How will Covid-19 impact Osano? Read a note from our CEO.

Read the Note

Release 2020.3

Minor bug fixes and the ability to more easily manage your own account billing.

Read the Release Notes

Release 2020.2

Engineering has been hard at work adding new features and 🐜🐛🐞 fixing.

· CCPA Opt-Out mode
· CCPA Do-Not-Sell toggle
· IAB framework implementation
Read the Release Notes

New Year - New Consents!

With today's release, Osano customers now have access to:

· Automated real-time scanning of 1st party cookies.
· Automated scheduled deep site scanning
· Embedded 3rd party disclosures.
· Searchable blockchain-based audit log of consents.
Learn about Consent Management

Application Release 2019.5

Osano regularly releases updates. This December update includes new features to help expedite CCPA compliance.

See the full changelog

Application Release 2019.3

Osano regularly releases updates. This November update includes bug fixes, customer feature requests, and improved consent visualizations.

See the full changelog

Application Release 2019.2

Osano regularly releases updates. This October update improves notifications, addresses numerous user interface bugs, and refreshes the entire application.

See the full changelog

Osano Launch

Osano's open-source tools currently help more than 750,000 active websites with their compliance. These numbers make Osano the most pervasive privacy product on the planet. After more than a year of development and testing, you can finally access the Osano suite of applications. We're honored to launch Osano on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield.

Watch The Video

7,000 Vendor Milestone

The Osano attorneys have been hard at work and today we are proud to share that we have now evaluated the privacy practices of more than 7,000 companies!

Learn about vendor monitoring

Beta Testing Complete

Thank you to all of the beta testers who participated in the closed beta. The beta has now concluded as we prepare for launch.

Osano Closes $5.4M Series A

Explosive growth and ease of use are a few of the reasons that investors are falling in love with Osano.

Read about our Series A

Osano offers new features on consent management and data subject access controls

Explosive growth and ease of use are a few of the reasons that investors are falling in love with Osano.

Read about our Series A

Osano Closes $5.4M Series A

Explosive growth and ease of use are a few of the reasons that investors are falling in love with Osano.

Read about our Series A