News posted in the Business Daily, a Nation Media publication, on 5th September 2017.
Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has received Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) level 1 certification for operations in 12 African countries.
The high security and privacy certification for payments industry comes after comprehensive audits in the group’s global headquarters and its African head office based in Nairobi, which runs all other markets in 11 countries.
PCI DSS applies to entities that store, process or transmit cardholder or sensitive authentication data.
The certification is administered by the PCI DSS council, which was founded by Visa Inc, MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Financial Services and JCB International.
“As Direct Pay Online, our goal is to keep up with the highest level of security, privacy and standards in any market we go into…This compliance certificate demonstrates that our systems are at par with international security standards,” said DPO group chief executive Eran Feinstein on Monday in a statement.
DPO offers payment services to over 25,000 online merchants including over 50 airlines, hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour operators, schools, insurance and other players in the e-commerce sector.