Vendor Lawsuit Alerts

If your vendors fail to honor their commitments to privacy, how would you know? If they were embroiled in a lawsuit that might put them out of business, would they tell you?

With Osano, you get alerted when a new lawsuit is filed or when an existing lawsuit has significant changes. Osano’s Vendor Lawsuit Alerts are like Google News Alerts for the courtroom. We follow cases against companies you do business with and keep you updated on what you need to know.

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Vendor Lawsuit Alerts

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Osano monitors all federal courts, the most popular state courts, and many district courts.
You get to sleep well knowing that you've removed yet one more unknown from your worry list.

Vendor Lawsuit Alerts

Identify Bad Actors

Every vendor provides a shiny security report, checks the boxes on the forms you provide, and claims to implement effective controls. One dirty secret of the software world is that many times, practice doesn't mirror those claims. Lawsuits are often the first place you find out that a vendor is misbehaving - putting your company at risk. Knowledge is power.

Quantify Risk

Is your vendor a defendant in one court case file by a disgruntled employee? Alternatively, are they involved in 200 court cases for privacy violations? Evaluating the number and type of court cases relative to the size of the company can be a leading risk indicator. Facebook is defending itself against more than 2000 lawsuits. How many do your vendors have?

Avoid Downtime

If a large company such as Microsoft is sued for $100M, it won't put them out of business. If a smaller company gets tied up in court, it can drain their finances, scare away future investors, and quickly spiral into a death cycle. Usually, you won't know until you get the shutdown notice. Lawsuit monitoring, lets you proactively switch vendors and avoid a crisis.

A case study in startup lawsuit outcomes.

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Brooklyn, New York-based Ordrx was an innovative and wildly popular restaurant ordering platform. Venture capitalists including Google Ventures invested in the company. Ordrx customers were building their businesses on top of Ordrx, and business was booming.

That is until Ordrx was sued by a non-practicing entity (aka, patent troll).

Despite the fact that the case was meritless, the lawsuit scared away new investors, which meant cutting staff. Eventually, Ordrx was forced to shut its doors, leaving hundreds of companies scrambling to find a new vendor with no notice.

This story is not unusual. A quick search for "startups that went out of business because of lawsuits" reveals hundreds in just the past year.

Lawsuits are a cost of doing business, but the one common thread among all of these post-mortems is that the startup didn't provide their customers with much notice.

Don't become a casualty of another company's litigation. Watch your vendors, monitor their lawsuits, get ahead of the risk.

What's New at Osano

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