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PCI DSS Changes Welcomed

FINANCIAL PRIVACY

November 1, 2010

Although the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) revisions to the PCI data security standard (PCI DSS) and payment application data security standard (PA DSS) have been described as minor, the response so far has been positive, SC Magazine reports. The new version, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, "does not introduce any new major requirements, and the majority of changes are modifications to the language, which clarify the meaning of the requirements and make understanding and adoption easier for merchants," the report states. The report highlights the positive responses by several organizations and data protection professionals to the changes announced last week.
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