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Hello all, and happy Thursday!  

I’m beyond pleased to share some very exciting news with you all—Osano has acquired WireWheel, a fellow privacy tech vendor. 

What does this acquisition mean for you? For both Osano and WireWheel customers alike, there won’t be any disruption. Rather, this acquisition means Osano will be better able to serve businesses of all sizes and at all stages of their compliance journey.  

WireWheel’s technology serves as an excellent addition to Osano’s own platform and delivers major advantages for our customers, especially those at the enterprise level. 

One of the reasons why we chose WireWheel is because of how our product suites complement one another. We’ve always been conscious of how challenging it can be to deploy and use disconnected privacy technologies. This acquisition enables us to continue to provide a seamless data privacy management experience through the Osano platform that’s easy to implement and scale. 

We’re not stopping here, either; we’re rigorously evaluating other potential acquisitions that align with our strategy and enhance the value we deliver. Excited to have you along for the journey! 



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