Frequently Asked Questions

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Does PCI DSS apply to one-time or single-use PANs?

FAQ Response

PCI DSS applies to all primary account numbers (PANs) that represent a PCI founding payment brand (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa).   Whether a one-time PAN is in scope for PCI DSS will depend on the particular restrictions around their usage as defined by the payment brands. Entities should contact the applicable payment brand to determine how PCI DSS applies. 

June 2014
Article Number 1285