QuickBooks in the EU and GDPR
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. It's a new privacy law that regulates the processing of personal data relating to individuals in the European Union.
GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding their personal data, and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe.
We want our QuickBooks customers in the EU to know that we’re preparing for the changes with new tools and features.
What GDPR means for QuickBooks
We're reviewing our procedures and investing in our infrastructure to help you take advantage of the changes under GDPR.
If you're in the EU and using one of our European products, you may be able to:
- Ask for a copy of the personal data we’ve collected about you.
- Ask for a copy of the personal data you provided for our products and services.
- Request that we stop sending you direct marketing messages.
- Ask that we stop using your personal data for certain purposes, or for a period of time.
- Ask that we amend or delete your personal data.
- If we ask for consent to process your personal data, you can later withdraw your consent.
What GDPR means for your business
Every business is unique, and your requirements under GDPR may differ from other businesses - including Intuit’s obligations.
There are many resources available to help you determine how the new changes may affect your business. This includes the official EU GDPR website, and information published by regulators in the individual EU Member States.
Our commitment to honour your trust
Our mission is to power prosperity around the world by unlocking the power of data. When you provide us with your data, we know you put your trust in us. While we’re working to meet our specific GDPR requirements, our Data Stewardship Principles have successfully served small businesses, accountants and the self-employed for many years.
With GDPR, we’ll continue to work to earn your trust.
We’ll keep you in the loop
Meeting our privacy and data security goals is important to us. And as we build new tools that support GDPR, we’ll share information about features and functionality once they’re available.
In the meantime, here are some useful resources: