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Osano Applies for Certified-B Status
Osano recently released its SaaS privacy solution aimed at simplifying compliance and vendor assessments. The product feels familiar, but Osano’s ethical commitment sets it apart from the crowd.
In terms of features, Osano has many things to offer: consent management, vendor risk monitoring, alerts for legal developments, and available support from privacy experts. Overall, Osano is similar to other products in the privacy space, like OneTrust or Proteus.
What sets Osano apart is that the company has applied for status as a Certified B Corporation, which is conferred upon companies that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” This is something that differentiates Osano from the major players in the field.
This level of commitment shows that Osano is not just another corporation in the privacy business and supports co-founder and CEO Arlo Gilbert’s assertion that “data privacy is a fundamental human right.”
It’s difficult to fully sign-off on the software without a full test, but Osano is definitely putting its money where its mouth is as far as committing to ethical data collection and storage practices.
Likeminded organizations would do well to pay attention to Osano, especially since the solution stands to help them get ahead of the data-privacy revolution already underway (which we should all be doing anyway).
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Proteus-Cyber Provides a Tactical Solution for Schrems II Stress With the Transfer Impact Assessment (TIA) Tool
The recent Schrems II invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield has added a layer of difficulty for organizations that operate across borders, as they now require additional contractual clauses and measures in place to ensure data can transfer freely. Privacy program management vendor Proteus-Cyber offers a streamlined solution with the release of its Transfer Impact Assessment tool.
TrustArc is partnering with BigID to add protection of sensitive data to its roster of data privacy and compliance capabilities. The move closely follows a partnership announced by two other major players in the data privacy and governance space, OneTrust and Integris.
An acquisition borne out of its users’ primary needs, OneTrust’s recent integration with data discovery giant Integris optimally positions the privacy program management software vendor against competitors in the market.
Data intelligence software vendor Alation has made the move to emphasize data governance amongst its solution offerings to make the data catalog a dynamic platform for “a broad range of data intelligence solutions.”
The industry’s first self-service privacy software solution Ethyca receives its second round of investor funding, aptly timed with the release of Ethyca Pro. The privacy management solution provides full automation capabilities for data mapping, data subject requests (DSRs), and consent management for various international privacy regulations.
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SECURITI.ai Addresses the Privacy vs. AI Debacle With the Industry’s First AI-Powered Privacy Solution
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The privacy management software space is rapidly becoming crowded with vendors all looking to add value. 2B Advice has released the most recent version (7.0) of its software, emphasizing the support tools needed to build a privacy-aware culture.
In response to criticism over data collection practices, Google is introducing default deletion of location history in its web and application activities for new accounts.