CHICAGO — While independent sales organizations stringently keep up their compliance with the Payment Card Industry data security standard, they don't always protect non-payments data and paper records as diligently.

Be "very cognizant that there is huge risk and liability when [merchant data] information is made available," Betsy Bohlen, vice president of Pueblo Bank and Trust, a sponsor bank, said during the Midwest Acquirers Association's 11th annual conference.

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