Visa and MasterCard act to align data protection

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Visa and MasterCard act to align data protection

Visa and MasterCard International have aligned their separate programs for protecting cardholder data into a single standard for the payment card industry, streamlining what some say was a confusing situation for merchants.

The new Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, disclosed to the companies' members in December, aligns Visa's Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) technical requirements, compliance criteria and validation processes with those of MasterCard's Site Data Protection (SDP) ...

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