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PCI DSS

An acronym for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.

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PII

An acronym of Personally Identifiable Information. This is any representation of information that permits the identity of an individual to whom the information applies to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means. Examples include social security number (SSN), passport number, driver's license number, taxpayer identification number, patient identification number, financial account number, or credit card number, personal address information including street address or email address, or personal telephone numbers.

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Data Flow Diagram

An illustration that shows the way information flows through a process or system. Data flow diagrams include data inputs and outputs, data stores, and the various subprocesses the data moves through.

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