The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements that companies handling credit card information must follow. It was developed to ensure that customers’ payment data is secure and protected and is enforced through annual audits. All organisations that hold, process, or exchange cardholder information from the following brands must comply with the standard: American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa. Organisations that choose not to comply face a range of penalties, including large fines.
Among the PCI DSS requirements are recommendations for screening individuals who have access to customer payment data. It is recommended that the following background checks are conducted
To learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and how to ensure your organisation is in compliance, contact your BackCheck Account Executive.