Privasee is a Swedish business and was probably the first startup niched purely on GDPR compliance from 2015. Customers include global organisations providing security surveillence services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, schools and franchise businesses.
The first product was a standardized DPIA tool. The vision has been to find a way to make GDPR compliance easy to do and affordable for all organisations, irrespective of size or type.
Founders Karen Lawrence and Leslie Öqvist, both have backgrounds in human rights. Karen's background is IT security and privacy compliance, and Leslie in the field of humanitarian aid, crisis management and is a natural entrepreneur.
Karen is has published 2 books on privacy and data protection, and is an author on a privacy blog since 2007 and is Fellow and trainer for the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). She has even developed Data Protection Officer training which has been accredited by the City of Glasglow College at degree level. She has been working as DPO or/and expert advisory to DPOs since 2016 and has more than 30 years experience in IT/cybersecurity, including data privacy since 2007 and GDPR since 2015.
The GDPR portal product was launched first in Swedish in the midst of the Corona pandemic in 2020. The English version is scheduled for launch in October 2020.