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Janrain First to Launch Customer-centric Consent Lifecycle Management to Accelerate GDPR Adherence

New Offering Enables Brands to Address Complex New Privacy Regulations when Collecting Customer Data

PORTLAND, OR (June 6, 2017) – Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category and market leader in Privacy by Design, today announced a new offering that allows global brands to provide their customers with fine-grained control and management of their data in order to comply with the future European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, and similar consent requirements from other regulations such as the EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). It is the first such offering to be made available by a CIAM provider.

Janrain Consent Lifecycle Management helps brands adhere to GDPR guidelines through progressive, context-based consent collection. In addition to granularly adhering to end user preferences for data collection and management, Consent Lifecycle Management provides customers of Janrain’s clients with the option to go back to their consent declarations at any time for review, validation, revocation, or other changes, and to download a PDF that documents exactly how their data is being managed. Not only does this feature enable data subjects to meaningfully control their data, Janrain clients can enhance scoped access with customer choice and ensure that other data processors in their environment respect customer consent choices. Such consent and transparency will be required of any organization that collects or accesses personal data of individuals residing in the EU. Failure to comply with GDPR, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, will lead to heavy fines–up to a maximum of 20 million EUR or 4 percent annual global revenue of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.

“With less than a year to go, global organisations are under tremendous pressure to get their user data and processes ready for GDPR,” said Mayur Upadhyaya, Senior Director of Product at Janrain. “Collecting explicit consent from customers for the purposes of data collection is an especially challenging requirement that our new Consent Lifecycle Management is specifically designed to address. While no technology is a silver bullet to the GDPR, Janrain is committed to support and assist our customers in meeting relevant Articles with minimal operational disruption.”

Janrain, the first CIAM provider to be GDPR ready, recently began offering a GDPR Primer and Readiness Assessment to help clients ensure they’re prepared for the new regulation. With the Janrain team’s guidance, clients can discover gaps in their data management policies, procedures and processes as well as receive remediation plans for authentication, registration, security and overall management of identity related processes, technologies and data.

To learn more about Constent Lifecycle Management, click here. For more about leveraging Janrain’s expertise to ensure GDPR compliance, please visit the company’s GDPR Resource Kit or contact a Janrain GDPR expert here.

Other Relevant Links:

Data Sheet: Consent Lifecycle Management

Datasheet: Janrain Readiness for GDPR

Webinar: Kickstart Your GDPR Planning

Blog: Janrain is the first CIAM vendor to be GDPR ready!

Blog: Kickstarting Your GDPR Readiness Program

Blog: Meeting the GDPR Challenge

About Janrain

Founded in 2002, Janrain pioneered Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM). The Janrain Identity Cloud provides identity management, security and activation solutions that enable seamless and safe customer experiences across their digitally connected world, while providing enterprise organizations with deep customer insights. Janrain’s identity capabilities include social and traditional login and registration, single sign-on, customer profile data storage and management, customer segments, customer insights and engagement solutions. The company powers brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, McDonald’s and Dr Pepper. Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris and Silicon Valley For more information, please visit and follow @janrain.