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Financial Information - PCI Compliance

Cardholder information is protected by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). PCI-DSS was first developed by the PCI Security Standards Council in 2006. The Council was founded by five global payment brands – American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and VISA Inc – and each have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS into each of their own data security programs.

Resources, Policies and Related Links

The Office of the Treasurer is responsible for the overview of all departments that accept credit cards as payment for goods and services.

Office of the Treasurer - Credit Card Processing

The Office of the Treasurer along with the Division of IT, Information Security and Access Management monitors and assists any departments accepting payments online (commonly referred to as e-commerce).

E-Commerce Service

E-Commerce Procedures

University of Missouri e-Commerce Security Guide

Things to Remember

PCI Compliance applies to all University departments that store, process, or transmit credit card data regardless of how the payment is accepted.  If a University department accepts credit card as payment in person, over the phone, or online, they are subject to the security standards outlined in the PCI-DSS.

PCI Security Standards Council


Office of the Treasurer:

For legal assistance, please contact the Office of the General Counsel at

Reviewed 2019-09-03