Unless you draft regulations or hired someone specifically to study the details of the regulations, it can be hard to keep up with their many changes. Merchants have had a variety of responses when it comes to the requirements of the PCI DSS, from indifference to total acceptance and everything in between. Regardless of how you feel about them though, you will need to be aware of how they're changing and what it means to you. The new version of PCI, 3.2, was developed earlier this year and takes effect on October 31, 2016. The overarching theme is to push more responsibility onto the merchant for keeping their security measures up to date. Some of the updates will require major upheaval for some merchants in order to keep pace with new security standards.
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