CookieLaw Blog September 21, 2016

Optanon Acquired by OneTrust


We are pleased to announce that Optanon, along with parent company Governor Technology, has been acquired by OneTrust.

Governor was founded as a software company 15 years ago. The development of the Optanon platform since 2011 has underscored our focus on data privacy compliance with the launch of one of the first-ever cookie law compliance services.

Since then we’ve continued to grow and serve our customer base while expanding our product line in preparation for EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Optanon’s software-based solutions are already being used by organizations globally for website auditing, EU E-Privacy Cookie Compliance, and GDPR readiness. We decided to seek an acquisition with OneTrust because we believe that this new, combined offering will provide customers with a more comprehensive privacy compliance solution.

“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.”

OneTrust CEO, Kabir Barday also said: “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,”

“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.”

We are very excited about the possibilities that this acquisition provides, and we look forward to continuing to serve the privacy program needs of our customers.

 To learn more about the joint OneTrust and Optanon offering, or to request a demo, visit

See the press release for additional information.

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