Simplified PCI compliance with PayPal.

When you accept credit or debit card payments, you need to ensure your customers’ information is carefully protected. This requirement can be costly and time consuming to implement and maintain. But when you get paid with PayPal, we help you out with this.

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What is PCI compliance?

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of comprehensive requirements that all businesses that handle credit and debit payments must comply with, no matter how many transactions they process or how much they’re for. The standards help reduce the likelihood of financial data and identity theft, fraudulent payments and unauthorised transactions.

PayPal is PCI compliant.

We help you comply with the stringent PCI compliance requirements for data protection both when processing payments and storing financial data. We hold certification under many programs and standards, including the Visa Cardholder Information Security Program, Mastercard Site Data Protection Program and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 SOC 1.

When you need to be compliant.

If you manage transactions yourself and touch, store, or transmit card details, you’ll need to obtain and maintain PCI compliance certification for your business. It’s a complex process, involving quarterly network scans and annual questionnaires so we recommend working with a certified security expert.

Security underscores everything we do.

We encrypt personal and financial data, to ensure our customers and merchants stay safe and secure online.

TLS connection

When you log in to PayPal, you connect with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and only with an HTTPS connection (HSTS).

Key pinning

We use key pinning on our apps to ensure your mobile only connects to true PayPal servers.

Independent reviews

Our Information Security Policies and Controls are reviewed by independent third parties.

Help keep your business secure with PayPal.

Seller Protection

Protect eligible sales against unauthorised payments and disputes.

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Fraud Prevention

Learn how to help keep your business safe from fraud.

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Handle Chargebacks

Learn how we work with you to dispute chargebacks.

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Simplified PCI compliance with PayPal.

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