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Understanding PII: the storage of sensitive details

Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that can be used to an identify an individual. This applies whether the data is sufficient to identify someone on its own or if it can be used to do so when combined with some other information. So...

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Credit card protection: Understanding the 12 PCI security requirements

“The people who establish the laws, acts, and regulations already did the tedious work; the rest of the process is just putting the Credit Acts into Action” (The Credit Repair Book). Unfortunately, for an SME, putting PCI DSS compliance into action is...

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Can a small business safely take payments by phone?

When you’re running a small business, you need to make it easy for your potential customers to make a purchase from you. And sometimes that means accepting card payments by phone. But is it safe to do so? How can you ensure that your customers’ financial...

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Understanding the scope of PCI protection

Doing business on the internet usually relies upon being able to take card payments. This, in turn, means being compliant with the PCI/DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) rules which ensure that card payments and customer data are properly...

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Consumer trust: hard to build, harder to re-build

PCI Compliance is key to building trust with your customers. It signifies that your business can be trusted with sensitive card data and maintaining that trust can be imperative for building customer confidence.

But what happens if your company...

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Ensuring customer protection in an increasingly regulated world

Businesses are well aware of the benefits of compliance with data protection standards. Yes, benefits. The corollary is, of course, the risks from non-compliance, not merely financial penalties, but business reputation and customer trust.

Here we...

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Consumer privacy and why PCI-DSS helps

The growth of the internet and, in particular, online shopping and online banking, means that there are millions of data records generated every minute. Maintaining consumer privacy and ensuring that data is safe and can’t be accessed by criminals is...

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Protect Your Business - PCI Breach Prevention Advice

Security can be a big issue for a small business. PCI compliance has a fundamental role to play in the security of your telephone payments, but it can be a struggle to meet PCI requirements.As EMV chip technology secures transactions where the card must...

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How to Ensure Your Business is PCI Compliant

Whether you do business online or in the 'real world', you need to be aware of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This is a set of rules designed to protect both you and your customers when accepting payments. 

You may think...

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