Book 4 - Security - SEPA Cards Standardisation Volume

Public consultation

On 26 May 2016 the European Payments Council () together with the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG) published version 7.5 of the Single Euro Payments Area () Cards Standardisation Volume (the SCS Volume) for a three-month public consultation. This document defines a standard set of requirements to enable an interoperable and scalable card and terminal infrastructure across , based on open international card standards. The SCS Volume version 7.5 consists of a series of separate books.

Here you find Book 4 (Security) of the SCS Volume version 7.5 (see ‘related files’ below) which has been released for public consultation from 26 May to 12 August 2016.

Book 4 - ‘Security’ defines requirements in order to achieve a “single common set of card security requirements and technical specifications”. The Book 4 single security requirements refer to PCI (Payment Card Industry) international card security standards. This ‘toolbox’ enables system developers and security professionals to easily identify and implement a single harmonised set of security requirements in a consistent way. card single security requirements are key to maintaining trust in card payments and to making security a pro-competitive factor to the benefit of all stakeholders in the card industry.

To find all information relevant to the 2016 public consultation on version 7.5 of the SCS Volume, refer to the ‘related links’ below.

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