PCI Compliance Essentials in the UK

  • 3 Topics | 40m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
The payment card industry (PCI) is booming, with people using credit and debit cards with increasing frequency for all sorts of transactions, every day. The prevalence of credit and debit card usage creates opportunities for fraud, theft, privacy violations and impersonation. To ensure the safety of cardholder information, the payment card industry has adopted a set of global data security standards (PCI DSS, recently updated as version 3.2.1) that merchants must adhere to in order to accept payment cards from a payment brand such as Visa Inc, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide or American Express, as well as to be able to store, process and/or transmit cardholder data. This course is meant to provide awareness training for end-users of payment systems (cashiers, back-office processors, etc.) upon hiring or annually, as required by Requirement 12.6.1. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by lnce Gordon Dadds LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. lnce Gordon Dadds LLP accepts no responsibility for the contents of this course. Any reliance on the contents of this course as legal advice is prohibited and at the user’s risk. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • identify the types of cardholder data that must be protected under the PCI DSS
  • determine whether a credit card presented by a cardholder is legitimate based on its characteristics and what action to take based on your determination
  • protect cardholder data during point of sale transactions when the card is present


  • Introduction to PCI Compliance
  • Determining the Legitimacy of a Payment Card
  • Protecting Cardholder Data During Transactions