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Privitar raises $40 million to help companies protect sensitive data

10 June 2019

“There has been a noticeable increase in enterprises’ appetite for buying data privacy technology in recent years,” noted Accel partner Seth Pierrepont. “Through the team’s deep domain expertise and close ties to academia, Privitar has positioned itself as a thought leader in privacy innovation.”

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The Sunday Times

Facebook backer Accel bets on data guardian Privitar

09 June 2019

"A technology company working with the NHS to protect sensitive data has received a $40m (£30m) investment in a fundraising round led by a Silicon Valley giant that was an early backer of Facebook and Spotify".

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Information Age

GDPR anniversary: has the regulation backfired?

27 May 2019

"Maybe companies can solve their customer a good deal of hassle by applying legitimate interest. On this theme, Information Age spoke to Guy Cohen from ‘privacy engineering company,’ Privitar".

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Privacy Laws and Business

Every company is a data company

16 May 2019

"Every company is a data company to a greater or lesser extent. The data on people, however, now represents the value of the company".

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Privacy risks dash funds’ alternative data dreams

15 April 2019

"Alternative data could be a rich source of alpha, both for quant firms and fundamental investors. Most asset managers, though, are handling it more like high-grade explosives.So, what’s holding them back? When asked, most cite the risk of privacy violations..."

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Privitar authors review of differential privacy for UK's Office for National Statistics' Quality Review

14 December 2018

"Privitar, in collaboration with Professor Kobbi Nissim, McDevitt Chair in Computer Science at Georgetown University and co-creator of differential privacy, was asked to author the chapter on differential privacy. Alongside academic contributors to the report, Privitar brought its experience in real-world privacy protection, in particular in researching the practical application of differential privacy techniques to build its differential privacy product, Privitar Lens".

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Cloaks for data: making money from privacy by design

14 December 2018

"Data anonymisation is not a new science, but the privacy solution is attracting investor and customer interest, and potentially more regulation".

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The Telegraph Business

UK data science can lead a global privacy-first mantra

30 September 2018

How do the major tech firms exercise their vast power in a way that protects the privacy of the billions of people whose personal data they collect?

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Privitar wins contract with NHS Digital to boost patient privacy

29 June 2018

Privitar, a privacy engineering software company which closed a £12m Series A round led by Partech Ventures, has won a contract with NHS Digital to boost patient privacy.

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Financial Times

GDPR is a start, but not enough to protect privacy on its own

25 May 2018

"John Taysom, a data and privacy expert, argues that GDPR is an important step towards making us safer. But what may prove more significant is the way in which the global privacy movement is acquiring momentum as companies, such as Microsoft and Apple, push data protection as a source of competitive advantage".

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Wall Street Journal

Data-Privacy Law Creates New Business for Tech Consultants

19 May 2018

"London-based Privitar, which offers tools to remove personal identifiers in large data sets, was officially set up in 2014 but has seen an increase in interest from potential clients ahead of GDPR and expects growing momentum in the coming years, says CEO Jason du Preez".

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Financial Times

Europe bets its data law will lead to tech supremacy

30 April 2018

"Jason du Preez, chief executive of Privitar, a London-based privacy engineering company, argues that users will increasingly gravitate towards businesses that pursue privacy by design. “GDPR is a massive shift and creates an opportunity for businesses to compete on the basis of privacy,” he says".

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Cambridge Analytica's Whistleblower: Regulate Privacy Like Car Safety Standards

24 April 2018

"In person, Wylie is confident and charming. Dressed in a black jacket and a collection of silver necklaces, the 20-something Canadian seemed at ease at Privitar’s In:Confidence cybersecurity event. During his hour-long session on stage he spoke candidly about some of the criticism and pressure he’d felt since he went public".

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Retailers can turn data concern into opportunity

10 April 2018

"Data is a minefield. Only last month at Retail Week Live, M&S’ Steve Rowe shared the pressures of trying to turn ‘big data’ to commercial advantage".

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City A.M.

The personal data wake-up call business needs to hear

23 March 2018

"This week’s news highlights that businesses, and, indeed, any organisations that hold sensitive personal data, need to ensure that they are taking advantage of progress in data science to defend privacy, as well as for commercial gain".

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UKAuthority Data4Good

UKAuthority Data4Good - how can the public sector harness data?

23 November 2017

"UKAuthority's Data4Good, hosted in association with Microsoft and Privitar, provided an opportunity to hear from industry specialists and public sector organisations on how data can be used for the public good".

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Privitar raises $16M to help ensure privacy in big data analytics

18 July 2017

"As data protection — a set of laws and practices created across different markets to ensure that our sensitive information does not get leaked or shared without our permission — continues to gain priority in our rapidly expanding digital world, a UK startup called Privitar that is building tools to help organizations keep that data private has picked up $16 million in funding to expand its tech platform and take its business to the US market".

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Privitar Named Top 10 Regtech Startup Globally

20 November 2019

Privitar was named in the ten highest ranked regulatory technology (RegTech) startups tracked by VentureRadar.

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Deloitte Technology Fast 50

08 November 2019

Recognized as the 9th fastest growing UK tech company in 2019.

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Fast Growth Icons 2019

Fast Growth Icons

20 March 2019

Selected for 2019

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The FinTech50 2018

The FinTech50 2018

20 June 2018

The FinTech50 is an annual list of the 50 hottest FinTech companies in Europe selected by some of the biggest names in FinTech.

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UK Business Angels Association Award

UK Business Angels Association

19 June 2018

Angel-VC Scale-Up Investment

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CogX 2018

12 June 2018

Best Innovation in Data Protection and Privacy

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RegTech Markets

RegTech Markets - 2017 Spotlight Award

07 November 2017

Spotlight Awards: Regulated companies vote on top 8 Regtech products

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