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Blais flagged gov’t non-compliance with payment card security standard

telecom | 10/05/2018 5:07 pm EDT

Seventeen of 34 government departments are “non-compliant” with private sector payment card industry standards they are required to follow to prevent data breaches and fraud, according to a June government memo obtained by The Wire Report through Access to Information. The payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) in question are enforced by payment card companies, but, according to the memo prepared for the deputy minister, all departments and agencies that make credit and...