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Thank you for the reply.
From a south Africa POPIA stand point, as personal data is not allowed to leave the country without certain measures in place, I'm trying to identify where quickbooks servers are that hold this data.
Even if the data is stored temporarily, are you able to tell me what country all servers the store this data both temporarily and permanently.
I'm unable to tell the location of the server your data are being hold. Rest assured, all your company's information are safe and are securely protected by the system.
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Surely you should be able to tell where your data is stored?
the problem you will have with south africa clients is POPIA, if they cant identify where they are sending data to they dont comply with the new act.
We have to be able to identify which country our data from SA is being sent to as certain countries dont have enough data protection in place.
You end up finding your SA clients moving onto local accounting platforms
For your reference
I am not sure Intuit will answer your question. What we have known that they are partnering with AWS to host QBO. AWS has local datacenters in your region and it should be complied with your regulation.
Just my 2 cents.