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DataGrail Named a 2020 Cool Vendor in Privacy by Gartner

Daniel Barber, March 27, 2020

We are very excited and honored that Gartner has recognized DataGrail as a Cool Vendor in Privacy. 

According to the Gartner Cool Vendors in Privacy, 2020 report, “as privacy laws evolve globally, the vendor landscape has developed with innovative solutions that help security and risk management leaders respond to key requirements. We profile three vendors who show the breadth of capabilities required to improve a privacy program’s effectiveness.”1 

Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor is “a small company offering a technology or service that is: innovative — enables users to do things they couldn’t do before, impactful — has or will have a business impact — not just technology for its own sake, intriguing — has caught Gartner’s interest during the past six months.”

We believe DataGrail exemplifies Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor by offering a solution that helps companies be continuously compliant. Our privacy platform:

  • Automates an organization’s privacy program, including data discovery and request management by seamlessly connecting with all the business systems an organization uses (both third-party and internal systems).
  • Enables a no-code onboarding process, making implementation fast and accurate.
  • Delivers universal consent and preferences, building brand trust & equity.

Our relationship with data has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years, as the systems containing data have become more complex and varied as organizations hold data on-premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both. As Gartner notes:

“With more changes ahead than behind on evolving privacy regulations worldwide, organizations require both capabilities in privacy management, as well as data-centric capabilities for their privacy programs. Required capabilities are found often in different places, which leads to a need for integration.”

We believe DataGrail’s unique approach of developing 200+ pre-built connectors with the most commonly used business applications sets us apart and helps our customers onboard faster and more accurately — so they can get their privacy programs up and running without getting bogged down in spreadsheets and paper workflows.

Being a Gartner Cool Vendor is definitely exciting news for DataGrail, and we think it’s exciting news for you, too. We think it validates what many of our existing customers like Restoration Hardware,, Crunchbase, and WWE already know. At the end of the day, we’re here to help organizations create a privacy program that is beneficial to both the business and individual, and this recognition is proof we’re on the right track. 

If you are a Gartner subscriber, you can read the full report here.

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