The day has come! I can’t tell you how many merchants have hounded me for compliance dates outside the US and Canada, and then looked at me like I just told them the sky was red when I could not provide them. Visa, Inc. has formally announced global compliance deadlines (thanks JKA!).

If you are a global retailer, or a retailer not based in the US or Canada, the pressure is now on to become compliant with the PCI Standard! Feel free to reach out to a VeriSign QSA if you need assistance!

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.