In response to demand for our popular suite of training courses, we are very pleased to launch data protection and GDPR training for financial advisers and paraplanners.
The online training course ‘data protection for financial advisers and paraplanners’ is offered on Astrid’s learning platform. Available to any IFA, the course has been reviewed and is recommended by our partner Compliance and Training Solutions Ltd (CATS).
Financial advisers and paraplanners’ GDPR training content
The course is comprised of bite-sized videos, templates and tests covering both general data protection and IFA specific content 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 financial advisers and paraplanners
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 needed to validate CPD. CATS clients 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 financial advisers and paraplanners. CATS clients will need to obtain the discount code from CATS.
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 financial advisers’ course today!