NPC PCI program:
Compliance standards for everyone’s protection
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an evolving framework designed to protect cardholder data. Merchants that process, store, or transmit cardholder data must comply with certain industry regulations to ensure they maintain a secure environment.
You are ultimately responsible for damages or liability that may result from a data security breach or noncompliance with PCI DSS.
Merchants who suffer security breaches and/or an account data compromise may be subject to the following costs:
- Forensic investigation
- Fines from the card associations
- Operational and fraud loss expenses incurred by card issuing banks
- Brand and reputation damage
- Government-levied fines.