London, January 29, 2024 – Flo, the #1 female health app, proudly announces the attainment of its ISO 27701 certification — the gold standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Privacy. Building on the foundation laid by the Information Security ISO 27001 certification secured in 2022 (and subsequently recertified in 2023), this achievement underscores Flo's unwavering commitment to the highest levels of privacy, data protection, and information security. This privacy certification is particularly rare in the health technology sector and Flo’s attainment of dual ISO 27701 and ISO 27001 certifications sets a new standard in female health tech.
“As the most downloaded female health app worldwide, it is our responsibility to ensure the utmost privacy of the Flo app,” said Sue Khan, Data Protection Officer of Flo. “In 2023, we achieved remarkable milestones, including the establishment of our Privacy and Security Advisory Board, the open-sourcing of our Anonymous Mode feature, and the integration of post-quantum cryptography into this feature. Beyond this, our award-winning Anonymous Mode feature was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas, TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023, and won the IAPP’s Privacy Innovation Award. Achieving the ISO 27701 Privacy Certification is an acknowledgement that privacy is indeed embedded within Flo’s organisation and is a testament to Flo’s commitment to safeguarding user data in accordance with the most stringent global privacy standards. We look forward to all that we will accomplish together in 2024.”
The Privacy ISO 27701 certification is an internationally recognized standard in privacy and data protection and serves as a formal independent seal of approval for Flo’s privacy program. It provides a framework for organizations to manage and demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations and is designed to help organizations establish and maintain effective privacy management practices, ensuring the protection of personally identifiable information.
The ISO27701 Privacy standard maps specifically to GDPR articles and requirements. This standard is a way of demonstrating that effective systems are in place to support compliance to GDPR and other related privacy legislation. Flo’s processes were tested and successfully audited in a variety of privacy domains, privacy-by-design and the fulfillment of user rights. Flo is incredibly proud of earning Privacy ISO 27701 as it further ensures that Flo is safe to use for all users.
For more information about Flo’s ISO 27001 certification, the internationally recognized standard for Information Security, please visit: https://flo.health/press-center/flo-achieves-iso-27001-certification
About Flo Health:
Flo is the most popular women’s health app globally; it is #1 OB-GYN-recommended app for period and cycle tracking based on a survey among 500 US OB-GYNs. Over 300 million people have downloaded Flo, and 60 million people use it on a monthly basis. With over 120+ medical experts, Flo supports women during their entire reproductive lives and provides curated cycle and ovulation tracking, personalized health insights, expert tips, and a fully closed community for women to share their questions and concerns. Flo prioritizes safety and keeps a sharp focus on being the most trusted digital source for women's health information. Flo health app is available in more than 20 languages on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit https://flo.health.