Osano features

Good data governance requires actively managing data privacy, which means you must comply with laws and actively monitor your vendors to ensure they remain compliant.

Management

Data Subject Rights Management

Easily manage 1 or 1,000,000 data subject requests. Osano makes it easy to verify a data subject's identity, assign inbound requests to the appropriate owner, delegate data source retrieval, and deliver the results to the data subjects in the time as required by law.

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Data Subject Rights Management
Management

GDPR Representative

Article 27 of the GDPR requires in-scope companies to maintain a physical presence in the EU. This GDPR representative is required for receiving correspondence from EU authorities and for data subjects to mail requests. Failure to maintain this physical presence can result in penalties and fines.

Osano International Compliance Services LTD, our Irish subsidiary, maintains an office in Dublin. We provide dedicated digital mail forwarding and a team of data privacy-focused attorneys who are ready to help you should the need arise.

With the Osano GDPR Representative feature, you simply update your GDPR statement to reflect Osano as your representative. Receipt of new mail automatically triggers alerts to you, and the scanned documents are available to you for download.

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GDPR Representative Background
Monitoring

Vendor Risk Monitoring

Osano's team of CIPPs and attorneys reviews and objectively grades the privacy practices of more than 14,000 vendors. We use a proprietary 163 item ontology that maps closely to NIST and ISO privacy standards.

Plus, when vendors adjust their practices, Osano's attorneys re-review them. What you get is an easy to understand breakdown of where each vendor is doing well, where they are doing poorly, and with whom they share data.

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Vendor Risk Monitoring
Monitoring

Policy Change Detection

When a vendor changes their policies such as GDPR, Privacy, Terms and more, they may or may not tell you. If they do notify you, they may or may not explain what changed.

Osano keeps a watchful eye on your vendors’ published compliance documents, crawling and comparing nightly. We maintain copies of historical versions, alert you when changes occur, and make it easy to see what has changed between two documents by using red and green highlights.

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Policy Change Detection
Monitoring

Vendor Lawsuit Alerts

Your vendors may state they are following certain protocols, but do they do as they say? The first place that you'll find evidence of failure to comply is in the summary of a lawsuit filed against a vendor. Osano monitors more than 220,000 lawsuits in federal, state, and district courts on your behalf for suits against your vendors. We provide timely updates to help you understand whether vendors are honoring their agreements.

Although large companies likely can withstand expensive litigation, the same isn’t always true for smaller companies. If you're relying on a smaller vendor that gets bogged down in litigation, you usually won't find out until it's too late.

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Vendor Lawsuit Alerts
Monitoring

Privacy Law Alerts

Regulatory compliance requirements are complex and ever-changing. Between GDPR, the California Data Privacy Law, and countless other privacy and compliance laws under consideration, it’s impossible to keep up.

Osano does it for you! We monitor international, federal, and state legislatures for new laws. Then we alert you of upcoming changes and requirements that may impact your business.

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Privacy Law Alerts
Advisory

Ask the Privacy Experts

We get it. Sometimes you want to talk to a real, live person. Osano's team of privacy experts are available in the application to answer your questions and provide general guidance around best practices and laws.

Ask questions about best practices, how to handle PII, what qualifies as PII, advice on responding to data subjects, or even just get an opinion about your own privacy policy.

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Ask the Privacy Experts
Developer API

PII Tracking API

Build privacy into your applications and workflows. One call to the Osano API from within your application automatically records which fields are being stored and which vendor they have been shared with.

All PII is encrypted using a one way SHA-512 hashing algorithm with a salt that is unique to each Osano customer. This means that should you choose to optionally send any PII into the Osano API, it is not reversible.

The PII Tracking API is highly scalable and can handle recording of more than one billion records per day.

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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). 

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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.

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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.

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Release 2020.3

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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