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Document What is Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit / debit card information maintain a secure environment.

PCI applies to ALL organisations or merchants, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data. We became compliant from 29 September 2014.

If any customer of that organisation ever pays the merchant directly using a credit card or debit card, then the PCI DSS requirements apply. The standard can be found on the PCI SSC’s website.
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