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MasterCard’s Got Its Flippy-Floppies standard

The PCI DSS world was shocked yet again this week when MasterCard backed off its position from earlier this year, requiring Level 2 merchants to obtain validation from a QSA, and publicly are aligning its levels directly with Visa—including setting reciprocity with their levels.  The reason I put “publicly” in there is because the merchant operating regulations are NOT public for MasterCard like they are with Visa, but I understand that level reciprocity remains in those regulations even though they were removed from the public facing information. This is why merchants and service providers alike don’t take deadlines seriously.  Visa has (in the US anyway) at least tried (and mostly succeeded) to stick by their deadlines, though I’m not sure ...

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