Payment Card Industry Compliance [PCI]

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A set of compliance standards required for businesses that accept credit cards for transactions with customers. These standards are aimed at ensuring that merchants are protecting sensitive customer payment information both in how they use this data and how they store it. Many modern ecommerce platforms (and particularly SaaS platforms) already have mechanisms in place to securely transmit and store credit card data. However, it’s worth pointing out that this alone isn’t enough to be PCI compliant. Merchants must also ensure that their day-to-day operations don’t include activities that would risk exposing credit card data to unauthorized access (e.g. CSRs taking phone orders and writing down a credit card number on paper before entering the order into the ecommerce system).