What will happen if I am not compliant?

Non-compliance increases the risk of a serious security breach and can severely damage your reputation and your ability to conduct business effectively. In addition, non-compliance could result in non-compliance fines from your acquirer on an ongoing basis.

Furthermore, large card scheme fines for non-compliance following a data breach are common practice. The PCI Security Standards Council provide detailed information on the risks associated with non-compliance:

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/why_comply.php

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