Launching CPD accredited GDPR training for accounting professionals
We are very pleased to launch data protection and GDPR training for accounting professionals accredited for CPD by our partner, the International Association of Accounting professionals.
The online training course ‘data protection & GDPR for accounting professionals’ is offered on Astrid’s learning platform. Available to any accounting professional, the course has been developed in collaboration with the International Association for Accounting Professionals (IAAP) and counts for one hour of CPD for members.
Accounting professionals’ GDPR training content
The course is comprised of bite-sized videos, templates and tests covering data protection specifically for small businesses including:
An introduction to GDPR
Your responsibilities when handling personal information
The lifecycle of personal information
Breaches of personal data
Good practice when handling personal information
Threats to security: hackers and phishing attacks
Sharing personal information with others
Subject information requests
Data protection issues for accounting professionals
Everything you need to have set up to comply with GDPR
Those that work through all the elements and complete the course are issued with a certificate which provides the evidence International Association of Accounting Professionals needs to validate the CPD. IAAP Members can access the course for the members’ price of £24.99 but with a standard price of only £39.99, the course is affordable for all accounting professionals. IAAP members should visit the IAAP website to obtain their discount code.
CPD with the International Association of Accounting Professionals
With Covid-19 affecting physical attendance at training events, the IAAP is keen to help members to complete their CPD requirements. The hour CPD provided by our data protection & GDPR course meets the IAAP’s training requirements if members submit their course certificate with their CPD log sheet and evidence.
Why is GDPR training important?
The ICO expects everyone who handles personal information to receive data protection training and have a basic understanding of their, and the organisation’s, responsibilities. The ICO also want to see that the organisation has a record of this.
The majority of data problems arise from human error. In 2019, eight out of every ten data incidents reported to the ICO were caused by simple human error (rather than a computer hacker attack). The regulator dislikes problems that happen but could have been prevented with basic knowledge and simple training!
Astrid is a secure online platform that makes data protection compliance simple. Developed with small businesses in mind, we provide you all the tools and guidance you need to become and remain compliant with data protection legislation. Find out more about our services.
Take the ‘data protection & GDPR for accounting professionals’ course today!