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The PCI Council Will Take Further Comments on an Updated Point-to-Point Encryption Standard

Digital Transactions

When security managers and executives gather this week for the PCI Security Standards Council’s annual North America Community Meeting, one of the topics sure to be on their minds is point-to-point encryption (P2PE) of payment card data. The Council reported Friday that it plans to issue a new version of its P2PE standard late next year or in early 2020.

The Wakefield, Mass.-based PCI Council, which administers the main Payment Card Industry data-security standard and its sister standards covering payment-processing software and hardware, issued a request for comment last year on revising the P2PE standard, and had planned on issuing an update this year. But some of the comments prompted the Council to postpone the revision.


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