Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

Our list of curated compliance glossary offers everything you to know about compliance in one place.

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PCI SSC is the acronym for Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The council was created by the collective efforts of American Express, JCB International, Master Card, Visa Inc, and Discover Financial Services on Sep 7th, 2006.

The primary purpose of PCI SSC was to manage the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as it was evolving lightning fast and cybercrime was taking new angles.

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