Industry Readies For South Korea’s Card Security Reforms

South Korean retailers are finalising preparations for a shift to chip cards only, once a three-year implementation period finally comes to an end in July.

The migration to EMV-compliant cards was originally mandated by the South Korean government in 2014 under the Specialised Credit Finance Business Regulations to address concerns over the security of magnetic stripe technology and its links to rising fraud levels.

A new provision was added a year later requiring merchants to upgrade point of sale devices and card acceptance terminals to those that had been certified by South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC).

But retailers were allowed an unusually long period of three years to implement the changes.

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