FTC Study Could Lead To Changes In PCI DSS Certification

Law360, New York (April 6, 2016, 10:31 AM EDT) -- Seth Harrington

Michelle Visser

David Cohen On March 7, the Federal Trade Commission announced a study of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS") assessments — the audits required of certain merchants pursuant to rules imposed by payment card brands such as Visa and MasterCard. As part of this study, the FTC issued orders to provide information to nine data security auditors.[1] While the FTC announcement does not specify a motivation for the study or how its results might be used, the level of detail of the FTC's questions and the depth of required responses suggests that the FTC's interest...

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