GDPR representative at your service

Osano can act as your organization's EU General Data Protection Regulation representative, a requirement under the law. That's because Osano's subsidiary, Osano Compliance Services International, is based in Dublin. Our local team of privacy experts and attorneys are at your service to help with all EU-related issues.

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GDPR Representative

Your Website Visitors Are in the EU.
Now You Are Too.

GDPR Article 27 requires in-scope companies to maintain a physical presence in the EU if they process the personal data of EU residents. Failure to do so can result in penalties and fines. As your dedicated GDPR Representative, we’ll instantly alert you of any notices from the EU supervisory authorities or any requests from data subjects.

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Be Safe

If you're lucky, you'll never receive a DSR or EU notice. However, like an insurance policy, if you don't have it you can find yourself in big trouble. Naming Osano as your GDPR representative checks the requirements box for GDPR and lets you sleep at night.

Save Money

You could set up your own EU  entity, rent offices, and hire an individual who is experienced with EU data processing. You'd also have to maintain the entity, file taxes, and provide audited financials annually. What would that cost? A lot more than Osano.

Stay Updated

Once you update your GDPR statement to reflect Osano as your local rep, we’ll do the rest. With Osano’s automated digital mail forwarding, we’ll alert you of any new data requests or updates from the EU authorities. All documents are available for download.

Reduce your risk of being fined for GDPR violations.

Get Compliant Now

Many small businesses believe that they are too small to get the attention of the EU supervisory authorities, but they are wrong.

In fact, EU authorities have fined businesses as small as local stores.  In one extraordinary case, an individual was fined $11,000 for a GDPR violation. The FTC in the US and the EU established a cooperative agreement, so even if you and your company are solely in the US, the GDPR can be enforced against you.

GDPR is new in the grand scheme of things, and the fines are only beginning. Over the coming years, we will see more frequent and more substantial penalties. We will see fines for failure to disclose breaches, for failing to have basic best practices in place, and yes, for failing to have an EU representative while collecting personal data from EU visitors.

But what counts as personal data? The IP address of a website visitor, the most fundamental part of the Internet, is considered personal data. If your website uses any analytics, has log files, and stores the IP address for even one single European visitor, you're required to abide by the GDPR.

If you could easily reduce your risk of being targeted for enforcement actions, why wouldn't you?

What's New at Osano

Pentland release offers new features on consent management and data subject access requests

As we here at Osano continue to roll out features to help you do data privacy right, we have some exciting new features to announce with our Pentland release.

Our First Layer Category feature allows you to turn off the “cookie categories” function within your first-layer cookie banner. This impacts end users within the European Economic Area and the U.K. Importantly, you still have the option to maintain the cookie categories function for your customers if preferred, but now, an “on/off” toggle button allows you the choice. 

The change is based on Osano customers’ feedback and aims to present a cleaner user experience and may result in higher opt-in rates to cookies.

In addition, the Pentland release provides a new service to help you comply with California residents’ privacy rights under California’s Consumer Privacy Act. The law requires businesses with an offline component or indirect relationship to provide a toll-free phone number for data subject inquiries. Customers using Twilio as a phone host can now integrate Osano’s “DSAR phone line,” which transcribes the call and places it into your company’s data subject access request center. This eliminates the need for call agents to fulfill your data subject phone line obligation under the CCPA.

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Osano offers privacy consulting

By now, you know that companies that show their customers that they take privacy seriously will earn their trust and loyalty. And we know that compliance with data privacy laws, like the GDPR or the CCPA, can feel like a burden. But what if it were easy and could boost your bottom line? What if you could relax — maybe even sleep at night! —  because your regulatory commitments were being handled.

We're excited to tell you: We can help you feel that way. 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. 

You can get started today with a free 30-minute consultation by clicking here. 

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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.

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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.

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