CBC News reports several federal agencies failed to uphold the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Of the 34 federal institutions authorized to accept credit card payment from citizens, 17 of them do not meet the PCI standards. Shared Services Canada maintains the data systems for 13 of the 17 noncompliant agencies, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Transport Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency. "Based on the latest information, all 13 departments which are supported by SSC are considered to be non-compliant, of which 11 have indicated SSC IT systems related problems as the largest contributing factor," reads a letter sent from Public Services to the head of cyber and IT security at Shared Services Canada.
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