PCI-DSS is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes.

Release Released Acceptance
4.0 2 years and 3 months ago
(31 Mar 2022)
3.2.1 6 years ago
(01 May 2018)
Ended 3 months ago
(31 Mar 2024)
3.2 8 years ago
(01 Apr 2016)
Ended 5 years ago
(31 Dec 2018)
3.1 9 years ago
(01 Apr 2015)
Ended 7 years ago
(31 Oct 2016)
  • PCI DSS v3.2.1 will remain active till March 2024. This provides organizations time to become familiar with the new version, and plan for and implement the changes needed. A summary of changes from v3.2.1 to v4.0 is available.

  • Future-dated new requirements introduced in v4.0 will become effective on 31st March 2025.

  • PCI DSS 3.2 remained valid till 31 December 2018 and was retired on 1 January 2019.

  • PCI DSS 3.1 retired on 31 October 2016. The new requirements introduced in PCI DSS 3.2 were considered best practices until 31 January 2018. Starting 1 February 2018 they are effective as requirements and must be used.

More information is available on the PCI-DSS website.

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