The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a compliance standard that defines data security requirements relating to the processing, storage or transmission of cardholder data.
The PCI DSS was founded in 2004 by 5 major card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB. It is on its 4th major release under the PCI Security Standard Council.
The standard sets a common, consistent and secure minimum level of protection to be applied by all organizations that process, store or transmit cardholder data to safeguard payment card data and payment card customers.
PCI DSS applies to card payments accepted in person, over the phone or online. PCI DSS was developed in response to the ever increasing impact and costs of payment card fraud.
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