PCI Standards

PCI Compliance

The Payment Cards Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is an alliance of major card issuers (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB) whose aim is to maintain a set of security standards which help organisations store, process or transmit payment card details securely.

PCI standards include:

  • The Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which applies to any organisation accepting card payments.
  • The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) which applies to any technology application or service used to protect card data.

More detailed information about PCI standards can be found here.

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