What is PCI?

PCI stands for Payment Card Industry and refers to a set of specific security standards that were developed to protect card information during and after a financial transaction. PCI compliance is required by all card brands. The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination, and implementation of security standards for account data protection. The mission of the Council is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

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