How a software developer achieved Privacy by Design and protected 1,000,000s of special category records
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Planning Center is a 13-year old software development company based in San Diego, California. Its church management software serves more than 50,000 churches and ministries across the US and in many countries in Europe, and manages millions of special category personal data records.
Maintaining continuous Privacy by Design of some of the most sensitive data possible – religious beliefs, counselling records and even children’s data – without damaging the strong, entrepreneurial culture of the business, or limiting the development team’s speed-to-market with new platform enhancements and applications.
Calligo was brought on board to perform a GDPR GAP Analysis, serve as Planning Center’s outsourced Data Protection Officer, and to help Planning Center minimise its risk to emerging and developing regulations, without sacrificing time to market. In essence, achieving ongoing Data Privacy by Design and Default.
“The main difference in choosing Calligo was how they sit apart from most other privacy consultants… Calligo’s team helped us realise that privacy adherence is not a case of receiving a certificate and being signed off as compliant. Instead, it requires an ongoing vigilance into how we treat our customers’ data.”
– Daniel Murphy, Product Manager at Planning Center.