PARIS, 22 March 2016

Joining forces to protect against payment data theft around the world, the PCI SSC and the ECPA have announced today that ECPA
is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council. Supporting the shared goal of a single, globally unified data security standard,
ECPA will collaborate on future versions of the global PCI Data Security Standard and advocate for the adoption of the PCI Standard by
its members in conformance with European Union regulations.

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