Frequently Asked Questions

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Does PCI DSS, PA-DSS, or PTS apply to ATMs?

FAQ Response

PCI DSS applies to entities involved in payment card processing or that otherwise store, process, or transmit cardholder data; the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) applies to payment applications that store, process, or transmit cardholder data as part of authorization or settlement; and Encrypting PIN Pads (EPPs) for ATMs and unattended payment terminals can be validated under the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) POI requirements.

While the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) manages the payment security standards and related programs, each payment brand is responsible for their own compliance programs, including who must comply with the different standards, due dates for compliance, fines, etc. To determine whether ATMs must validate PCI DSS, PA-DSS, or PTS compliance, please contact the payment brands directly.

August 2013
Article Number 1223