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NATSO, Trade Associations Press for Uniform Data Breach Law

February 15, 2018

NATSO, Trade Associations Press for Uniform Data Breach Law

NATSO joined trade associations representing more than a million businesses in telling Congress that any new federal law on data breach notification should apply to all industries that handle consumer data.

NATSO, Trade Associations Press for Uniform Data Breach Law

September 13, 2017

NATSO, Trade Associations Press for Uniform Data Breach Law

NATSO joined trade associations representing more than a million businesses in telling Congress that any new federal law on data breach notification should apply to all industries that handle consumer data.

NATSO Urges Congress to Reject Draft Data Security Bill

December 2, 2016

NATSO Urges Congress to Reject Draft Data Security Bill

NATSO joined nine trade associations representing over 1 million businesses in urging Congress to oppose efforts to impose unfair and burdensome data security and breach notification standards on retailers.

Dispenser EMV Liability Shift Delayed

December 2, 2016

Dispenser EMV Liability Shift Delayed

Visa and Mastercard announced Dec. 1 that they will delay the U.S. domestic automated fuel dispenser (AFD) EMV activation date from Oct. 1, 2017, to Oct. 1, 2020. Visa said the EMV liability shift at ATMs will still take effect as planned on Oct. 1, 2017.

EMV Shift & Truckstops: One Year Later

August 31, 2016

EMV Shift & Truckstops: One Year Later

Truckstop and travel plaza operators along with the entire retail industry are still working to comply with the EMV shift—the move to align credit and debit cards in the United States with proprietary chip technology—that took effect Oct. 1, 2015. Under the new requirements, merchants have to adopt EMV-compliant devices for in-store sales or assume the liability for fraudulent transactions.

Kroger Sues Visa Over Signature vs. PIN in Debit Transactions

June 30, 2016

Kroger Sues Visa Over Signature vs. PIN in Debit Transactions

The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of lawsuits that large merchants have filed against credit card companies over restrictions on PIN authentication. NATSO continues to actively urge members of Congress to examine the payments system, arguing that PIN authentication is the most secure, cost-effective solution.

Credit Card Companies Announce Plans to Expedite EMV Equipment Certification, Reduce Chargebacks

June 26, 2016

Credit Card Companies Announce Plans to Expedite EMV Equipment Certification, Reduce Chargebacks

Recognizing the growing and unacceptable problem with chargebacks, Visa has announced modifications to EMV certification and chargeback requirements, and shortly thereafter MasterCard and American Express followed suit. These announcements undoubtedly came in response to growing pressure from retailers and their advocates that the EMV liability shift has resulted in an excessive and unfair increase in chargebacks that retailers have absorbed, often with no viable method for avoiding them.

Home Depot Sues Visa, MasterCard over EMV Switch

June 20, 2016

Home Depot Sues Visa, MasterCard over EMV Switch

Home Depot Inc. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard, adding to claims from a previous lawsuit alleging that retailers pay too much in swipe fees by now questioning chip-based cards' effectiveness in reducing fraud without PIN authentication.

Wal-Mart Sues Visa, Wants to Require PINs

May 16, 2016

Wal-Mart Sues Visa, Wants to Require PINs

Wal-Mart has sued credit card company Visa, alleging the company is forcing the retailer to use a less-secure "signature" method for verifying debit cards in order to route transactions through Visa's own networks to boost profits.

House Committee Advances Data Security Legislation

December 11, 2015

House Committee Advances Data Security Legislation

The House Financial Services Committee voted 46-9 Dec. 8 in favor of the Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205). NATSO strongly opposes the legislation, which imposes data security standards for retailers, because it would unnecessarily impose a variety of complicated and expensive obligations on the retail sector.

December 7, 2015

NATSO Opposes Data Security Legislation

NATSO, joining a diverse coalition of retail groups, will be sending a letter to the House Financial Services Committee this week opposing the recently introduced Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205). That legislation, which is favored by the banking community, would unnecessarily impose a variety of complicated and expensive obligations on the retail sector.

EMV Switch Difficult, Expensive Retailers Tell Congress

October 26, 2015

EMV Switch Difficult, Expensive Retailers Tell Congress

The House Small Business Committee recently held its second hearing examining the so-called "EMV Deadline" and what it means for small businesses. At this hearing, the Committee heard from small business retailers who shared stories of an expensive, confusing transition to EMV.

Upcoming “EMV Shift” – What Truckstop & Travel Plaza Operators Should Know

September 14, 2015

Upcoming “EMV Shift” – What Truckstop & Travel Plaza Operators Should Know

Recent data breaches have brought the issue of data security to the top of many merchants’ radar screens. In particular, NATSO has received a number of questions from truckstop owners and operators regarding the October 1, 2015 “EMV Shift” – this refers to Visa and MasterCard’s plans to begin aligning credit and debit cards in the United States with those companies’ proprietary chip technology. This article answers to some of the key questions regarding this important topic.

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