E-commerce sites forced to adopt security standards

Thursday, 21 April 2005, 11:54 AM EST

Online retailers will be forced to tighten security and improve their handling of customer data under new rules being introduced by the credit card industry to stop identity theft.

From 30 June, all ecommerce sites with internal systems that process, store or transmit cardholder information will have to comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard or face significant fines.

By Daniel Thomas at Computing.

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