OneTrust Acquires Optanon

ATLANTA, September 13, 2016

OneTrust, the leading software platform designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design, is pleased to announce its acquisition of U.K.-based data privacy compliance service, Optanon.

“The acquisition of Optanon uniquely positions OneTrust to serve the needs of enterprise customers around the world with our rapidly expanding global presence and broad solution set,” said OneTrust CEO, Kabir Barday, CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPT.

Optanon’s software-based solutions are used by organizations globally for website auditing, EU E-Privacy Cookie Compliance, and GDPR readiness.

“In today’s complex data privacy regulatory environment, it is critical for organizations to select a partner like Optanon with a strong commitment to global growth and a comprehensive product offering to simplify privacy program operations,” added an Optanon client. “Having a robust privacy process in place is critical to maintaining the trust of our valued customers.”

Founded 15 years ago, Optanon increased its focus on data privacy compliance after the passing of EU’s E-Privacy Directive, and launched one of the first-ever cookie law compliance services. Since then, Optanon has continued to grow its customer base and expand its product line in preparation for the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

“With the operational reform that GDPR will require, global organizations have begun to recognize the importance of leveraging a single solution to manage their privacy risks,” Optanon Founder & Managing Director, Gilbert Hill, stated. “The combined Optanon and OneTrust solution is a natural fit – architected on a consistent technology platform, our joint offering is seamlessly integrated to simplify the privacy operations for compliance teams.”

About OneTrust

OneTrust, the leading software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Our web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities in an integrated and agile approach. The result is the ability to demonstrate accountability and compliance with EU’s data protection requirements (GDPR, BCR, Privacy Shield), and globally across privacy jurisdictions and frameworks. OneTrust is headquartered in Atlanta with an international presence, and is backed by the founders of Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and AirWatch ($1.54B acq by VMWare). Find us online at www.onetrust.com.

About Optanon

Optanon, a privacy centric software business, is responsible for releasing one of the first-ever cookie law compliance services, and has continued to expand its privacy compliance offerings over its 15-year company history. Optanon also owns and manages Cookiepedia and Cookie Law, both of which are widely recognized as authoritative sources of valuable information.