Organizations worldwide rely on Privitar to realize the promise of one of their most valuable assets – safe, usable data.
Privitar empowers organizations to use sensitive data to gain valuable insights, and to support data-driven decisions. By delivering comprehensive data privacy techniques and streamlining data provisioning, Privitar enables enterprises to extract the maximum value from the data they collect, manage and use, while minimizing risk.
Founded in 2014, Privitar is headquartered in London, with regional headquarters in Boston and Singapore, a development center in Warsaw, and sales and services locations throughout the US and Europe.
Co-founders, Jason du Preez and John Taysom combined John’s academic work on privacy with Jason’s experience of big data and enterprise software to launch Privitar.
Jason is a serial entrepreneur who brings proven start-up and enterprise software experience to the business. Prior to founding Privitar he held global leadership roles across technology and data management at Thomson Reuters. Before that he co-founded and led the growth of data management software company, m35, up to a successful exit through sale to Thomson.
John took a Fellowship at Harvard in 2011 to work on privacy issues and holds EU and US patents on a method of improving privacy online. John is a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and a Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, at UCL. Previously, John started the Reuters Venture Capital Fund in Palo Alto in 1995 making 82 investments in internet and web infrastructure and services including Verisign, UltraDNS, Digimarc, ZeroKnowledge and Intertrust.
Both Jason and John are passionate about the benefits of data to society and Privitar’s vision of building a centre of excellence around privacy engineering products.