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Customer Credit Card Protection overview

The importance of customer credit card protection

If you store, process, or transmit credit card payments from your customers, you, as a merchant, are responsible for the security of that information.

Security standards are governed by the Go online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) to make sure that payment card data is protected and secure. If you fail to comply with these standards, it can lead to a security breach that could result in significant fines. See the Go onlineVisa Cardholder Information Security Program for details.

Enable QuickBooks Customer Credit Card Protection

Credit card protection helps you limit access to sensitive information through password controls. When you enable this protection, you're required to:

To enable QuickBooks credit card protection, go to the Company menu and click Customer Credit Card Protection. (If you don't see this menu option, QuickBooks automatically stores credit card information for you and you don't have to enable protection yourself.)

If you don't enable this protection

Consequences of not enabling

See also

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