TITLE

How Safe Is Your Client Data?

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Nov2003, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an article on that actions that should be taken to protect the information collected about clients. There is a need to investigate and know exactly how good one's building security is. Add dead-bolts, although these can also be destroyed, it does make an attempted break in more difficult and may act as a deterrent. Install an alarm system so if there is a break-in, there will be a piercing alarm to scare away the intruders. The security events should also be considered in the context of mobile computing, including laptops with data on them and hand-held computers. Many financial advisors wish to have access to some of their client data when they are out of the office. This data usually includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mails, notes and possibly some financial information. If an advisor were to lose his or her handheld computer and clients began having problems because certain private information was in the hands of a criminal, the advisor would have a tough time explaining to clients how carrying around client information fit within the advisor's privacy policy or duty for confidentiality. There are many great ways to access an office from a remote computer.
ACCESSION #
11272568

 

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