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PCI Supports Encryption

DATA PROTECTION

October 8, 2010

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has released new guidance on card security standards, including the use of point-to-point encryption, InformationWeek reports. Troy Leach of the PCI Security Standards Council said the goal is to help organizations "understand how they can better secure their payment card data and how specific technologies may assist them in meeting the requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard." The guidance also discusses EMV card security, which requires consumers to enter a personal identification number when paying with a credit or debit card in person. Jeremy King, European regional director for PCI, said "the devil is in the details" when it comes to introducing PCI changes.
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