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Data Security Rules

Protect Your Business by Securing Cardholder Information
Advancing security in the right direction
The rising incidence of stolen cardholder account data is a major concern for all participants in the payment industry. As a result of these thefts, merchants and financial institutions suffer fraud losses and unanticipated operational expenses, and consumers are inconvenienced significantly.

To protect your business, your customers, and the integrity of the payment system, MasterCard has in place a set of requirements governing the safekeeping of account information. These requirements affect the storage of cardholder information, reporting a security incident, and more. To read a summary of these requirements, download the merchant requirements for securing cardholder information below.

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