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

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.

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.

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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.

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