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GDPR Compliance Software

The Simple GDPR Solution You've Been Looking For

Osano’s Privacy Platform can help you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Osano gets you up and running quickly with capabilities for managing consent, templates and workflows for privacy assessments like Record of Processing Activity (RoPAs), automation for fast and accurate data subject access requests (DSARs), and more.

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What Is the GDPR?

Not enough time to slog through the GDPR’s 99 different articles? Check out our primer below.

Am I Subject to the GDPR?

Unlike other data privacy laws, there are no minimum thresholds before a business is subject to the GDPR. If you handle EU residents’ data, regardless of where your business is located, then you’re subject to the GDPR.


Specifically, if you meet any of the following criteria, you can assume the GDPR applies:


  • You process EU citizens’ data and your business is based in the EU.
  • You offer goods or services to EU citizens.
  • You monitor the behavior of EU citizens.

The 7 Principles of the GDPR

It’s easy to get caught up in the letter of the law and forget its spirit. That’s why the text of the GDPR lays out seven principles that embody the ideal that businesses should strive for when processing personal data.


  • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency: Processing data should abide by the law, treat data subjects fairly, and be transparent.
  • Purpose limitation: Only process data for a legitimate, specific purpose disclosed to the data subject.
  • Data minimization: Collect and use only the data necessary to complete the specified purpose.
  • Accuracy: Keep data accurate at all times.
  • Storage limitation: Only store personal data as long as necessary for the intended purpose. Afterwards, delete it.
  • Integrity and confidentiality: Protect data's security, integrity, and privacy.
  • Accountability: Be able to demonstrate compliance through detailed documentation, train staff well, implement security measures, and adopt contractual protections with third parties who handle data.

GDPR Requirements

As far as data privacy laws go, the GDPR is known for being highly protective of consumers. That means businesses have a lot of responsibilities to uphold when processing EU citizen data. Here are just a few GDPR requirements.


  • Collect, store, process, or sell data only after establishing a lawful basis for doing so—typically the data subject’s consent.
  • Secure consent that is freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous.
  • Honor DSARs, such as requests to access, rectify, or erase data, within 30 days.
  • Notify all data subjects of a security breach within 72 hours of discovery.
  • Designate a data protection officer (under certain circumstances).
  • Conduct assessments like RoPAs and data protection impact assessments (DPIAs; under certain circumstances).
  • And more.



GDPR Enforcement

Each EU member state has its own data protection authority (DPA) that levies penalties and fines. They investigate complaints, provide advice on data protection issues, and determine when the GDPR has been breached. If one of these DPAs finds your business in violation of the GDPR, you could be fined the greater of:


  • 4% of annual global revenue
  • €20 million

Manage Consent in Every GDPR Jurisdiction

When EU citizens visit your website, you need to provide the appropriate disclosures and consent options based on their local DPA. Osano detects the geolocation of EU visitors and automatically displays the relevant banner, blocking all data trackers until the visitor agrees to their use or to specific categories of data trackers.

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One Line of JavaScript

Osano Cookie Consent is easy to implement, with just one line of JavaScript on your website.

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Compliant Across the EU and UK

Display banners that comply with ever-changing member state laws in 42+ languages.

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Manage DSARs at Scale

When a data subject makes a request under the GDPR, you have to meet that request within 30 days. Responding to DSARs takes time away from more strategic initiatives, and 30 days can go by pretty quick if you experience a high volume of requests. Osano streamlines the subject rights request process, automates common request types, and enables a faster, more accurate workflow.

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Process Access, Correction, Erasure Requests and More

Fulfill all requests related to GDPR data subject rights.

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Automatically Fulfill Summary and Deletion Requests

With human verification for accuracy.

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Ensure Your Customers’ Data Is in Good Hands

Osano Vendor Privacy Risk Management  can help you identify vendors who can give your customers’ data the protection it deserves. Osano helps you conduct required vendor assessments, tracks vendor privacy changes and new lawsuits, and generates a proprietary Vendor Score to help you assess privacy practices at a glance.

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Assess Vendors at a Glance with Osano’s Vendor Score

Calculated via a 163-item proprietary ontology based on NIST and ISO standards.

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Receive Alerts

For vendor lawsuits and privacy policy changes.

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Let Us Be Your Representative

When you work with Osano, we’ll serve as your required GDPR representative. Our subsidiary, Osano Compliance Services International, is based in Dublin, where our local team of privacy experts and attorneys are at your service to help with all EU-related issues.

GDPR Compliance Checklist

Not Sure Where to Start? Start Here.

GDPR compliance can seem pretty intimidating—especially if you’re trying to figure out where to start. Download this checklist to discover 8 steps to build your foundation.

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The GDPR Is Complex. Compliance Doesn’t Have to Be.

Simplify GDPR compliance with Osano. Let us show you exactly how easy meeting your GDPR obligations can be.