Visa’s QIR Mandate: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

The new year will be ringing in with questions about Visa's plan to improve the data-security work that third parties do on small merchants' point-of-sale systems.

What happens when a payment-security requirement isn’t enforced and is largely ignored by vast numbers of the industry participants it covers?

We’re about to find out come Jan. 31, the day that Visa Inc. officially requires merchant acquirers to ensure that Level 4 merchants use only qualified integrators and resellers (QIRs) to install, integrate, and support point-of-sale applications and terminal installation and integration.

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Bartolik, Pete. “Visa’s QIR Mandate: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?” Digital Transactions, Accessed 4 Jan. 2017.