FOI Request - Card Payment Facilities

Request 101000405483

Please could you supply the following information with regard to council facilities for accepting payments by credit and debit cards:

Information requested:
1. At the time of receiving this request, are all of your merchant accounts (the facilities for accepting payments from the public by credit / debit cards) fully compliant with the PCI DSS requirements?

2. If your systems ARE compliant, please could you advise the cost of attaining compliance in the following cost areas:
a.External costs (e.g. consultants, QSA's, project management etc)
b.Internal costs
c.Capital costs

3. If your systems are NOT YET compliant, please could you indicate ANTICIPATED costs (N.B. If you have not yet quantified these potential costs, then please simply mark as N/A)
a.Anticipated external costs
b.Anticipated internal costs
c.Anticipated capital costs

Response 01-02-2016

1. Yes.

2. No external costs.  The only internal costs were staff time (annual submission).

3. Nil.

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