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The Data Security Operating Policy

Keeping Cardmember information safe and secure is an important part of your agreement to accept American Express® Cards. Compromised data has a negative impact on everyone involved, but there are steps you can take toward minimizing this threat and maintaining customer trust.

Protecting data can help:

  • Improve customer relationships
  • Increase overall profitability
  • Prevent damage to your business' reputation

What else can you do to protect Cardmember information?
Follow the PCI Data Security Standard

Use these global data security standards adopted by payment card brands to ensure that all of your customer information is as secure as possible.

See the PCI Data Security Standards

Change your password

This is one of the easiest ways to help prevent data incidents. Small, easy to remember improvements to passwords can make a huge difference in the time it takes to crack a password.

Quick resources

From firewalls to chip technology, watch these short videos for a better understanding of data security basics.

Go to the PCI site to learn more

Data Security Training

Check out the data security awareness training available to you and your employees.

Go to the PCI site to learn more

Take these recommended steps from the PCI web site toward securing your systems against data incidents.