Thursday, 22 October 2015

Are you PCI compliant?

Many of our clients use a PDQ (Process Data Quickly) machine to take a payment from a customer or client using their debit or credit card or take payments directly over the phone or through their website. 

Anyway, we thought this would serve as a useful reminder of the strict compliance requirements surrounding credit/debit card payments that have been in place since September 2006.

PCI DSS or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (to give the full title) apply to anyone who stores, processes or transmits credit/debit card data.

It matters not the size of company or the size of payments or amount of payment.

So, if your staff take a call and scribble down the details on a scrap piece of paper, or you record telephone calls that have this data on,  just make sure it is all stored in a secure environment and in accordance with the Standards.

Potentially any breach pointed at you, means you face loss of Merchant ID and PDQ Machine (ergo loss of business) and steep fines.

To learn more Click here for FAQ's

The Merlin Team

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