Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

The card associations (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, and JCB) require merchants to comply with a set of comprehensive security standards.  These security requirements are detailed in the PCI DSS.  The PCI Security Standards Council oversees the updates and publication of the PCI DSS.  You can visit the council’s website here to get more information.  You can also access the full PCI DSS here.