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What's new with PCI regulations and compliance?

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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was designed to protect cardholder data, and usually gets updated once every three years. Auditors test credit card companies' PCI DSS compliance even more often than that -- once a year. Couple that with the fact that the more rigorous version 3.1 is now in effect, and it's no surprise that the pressure is greater than ever on these organizations to constantly have PCI regulations top of mind when it comes to their everyday compliance operations.

Each new version of PCI DSS is more expansive and stringent than the last, and version 3 is no exception. Check out SearchCompliance's IT Compliance FAQ series on PCI DSS:

After the release of version 3 in 2013, the number of fully PCI-compliant organizations almost doubled in 2014. However, few of these organizations can maintain compliance, according to a 2015 Verizon report. Our sister site, SearchSecurity, explores that issue and more:

More on PCI regulations and compliance: See whether Apple Pay's underlying tokenization technology provides PCI compliance relief, and get tips on how to streamline the PCI audit process.

Data source: Verizon 2015 PCI Compliance Report

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