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Gartner Survey: PCI Compliance Activity Shifts Downstream as Aggressive Enforcement Continues

Published: 28 June 2011

ID: G00213836

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan


A new Gartner survey of 77 U.S. retailers revealed that PCI compliance continues to be aggressively enforced by the card brands. Overall, PCI-related spending has increased since 2008, mainly among Level 2 through 4 merchants.

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  • Overview


  • Aggressive PCI Enforcement Levels
  • PCI Spending Across Merchants
  • PCI Spending Picks Up Among Level 2 Through 4 Merchants, While Decreasing Among Level 1 Merchants
  • PCI Assessment Fees Are Down, but Generate Sizable Business for Some QSAs

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