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PCI Compliance Overview

PCI Compliance refers to the security standards established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). The Payment Card Industry consists of all the organizations which store, process, and transmit credit card data. The security standards are developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which develops the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards used throughout the industry. Individual card brands establish compliance requirements that are used by service providers with their own compliance programs. The … Read More »