When attorneys accepts credit card payments, there is an obligation to keep the client’s information secure. They are expected to have safety measures and policies in place to help prevent the card information from being compromised. Like any other business that processes, stores or transmits credit card data, a solo practicing attorney is expected to be PCI compliant.
To be PCI compliant, an attorney must follow strict Payment Card Industry security standards. These requirements apply no matter the size of the company, the number of transactions or the amount of those transactions. Maintaining this compliance, however, can be an issue for some businesses, and fewer than a third of companies included in a 2015 Verizon PCI compliance report were found to still be fully compliant less than a year after successful validation.…Continue reading