Frequently Asked Question

When does PCI DSS version 2.0 expire?

PCI DSS version 2.0 expires on December 31st, 2014, and any PCI DSS 2.0 validations must be completed prior to this date.  PCI DSS version 3.0 is effective from January 1st, 2014, and organizations are strongly encouraged to incorporate the new standard into their payment security programs as soon as possible. After December 31st, 2014, all validation efforts must be to PCI DSS version 3.0.
Originally published: December 2013
Article Number: 1268

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