PCI SSC is aware of the unprecedented situation caused by the spread of COVID-19. As circumstances evolve, questions have arisen surrounding a variety of issues, including the impact on assessments and trainings. We are actively monitoring the developments and collaborating with our stakeholders and community on response and needed guidance. We have established this webpage for all updates, so please be sure to check regularly as this is a constantly evolving situation.
Our existing guidance on remote assessments remains in effect at this time and we are working with our partners and assessment community to establish whether additional guidance is required. However, if you experience any issues meeting your compliance obligations, please be sure to discuss with your Brands or Acquirer.
India Town Hall Update
As concerns grow around the spread of COVID-19, yesterday Indian Prime Minister Modi recommended avoiding mass gatherings to avoid the spread of the virus. In deference to this guidance, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the India Town Hall in Mumbai scheduled for 22 April 2020. The health and well-being of our attendees are of the utmost importance to us and we did not take this decision lightly. We are looking into making arrangements to host this event later in the year and will circulate additional details once they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and thank you for your understanding.
At the present time, we are continuing with our QSA training classes on 20-21 April and on 23-24 April, as these are smaller events. That said, in recognition of companies that may have travel restrictions or individuals who may not be comfortable traveling at this time, we are waiving any cancellation fees associated with these trainings.
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