International payment services company Global Collect announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a participating organization that will help develop the data protection standards.

The PCI Security Standards Council is endorsed by all the major card brands including MasterCard Inc., Visa Inc., American Express Co., Discover Financial Services and JCB International. The council standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment data to adhere to information security controls that protect such data.

Amsterdam-based GlobalCollect provides processing services for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as Internet, mail and telephone orders, and specializes in industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content.

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