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PCI council wants feedback from merchants

November 2, 2011

The leading payment processing security organization recently made headlines after it announced that it would be taking comments from those in the industry.

The leading payment processing security organization recently made headlines after it announced that it would be taking comments from those in the industry.

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council recently stated that over the next six months it would be looking for feedback from merchant services professionals as part of its three year update to its standards. The council’s general manager Bob Russo said that when it came to PCI compliance, those in the sector would be able to give some important insights.

“There is nothing to prevent feedback at any time, and our participating organizations are not shy about providing that feedback,” Russo said in an interview with Payments Source. But this time frame establishes our official feedback period through the portal on our website or through email,”

He also encouraged firms not to wait until the end of March, when the deadline arrives, to give their input on the provisions. He said that the council wanted to have time to thoroughly look at all comments before coming out with the results in April.

Many organizations have made PCI compliance a big priority. Hospitality Financing and Technology Professionals, an international industry association, announced last month that it would be rolling out the Self Assessment Questionnaires a year after forming the PCI Compliance Task Force. 

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