Every year people spend billions of dollars buying goods online. Consumers who make these purchases and the companies that accept these online credit transactions need confidence that their data and processes are protected. We are pleased to announce that Google Cloud Platform has been validated for compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS).
The standard will enable our customers to hold, process, or exchange cardholder information from any branded credit card on Google Cloud Platform.
PCI DSS provides a comprehensive and robust security framework for securing credit card information and transactions. Google is using these third-party audited standards to deliver a platform on which application developers can create and operate their own secure and compliant solutions.
One of these developers is WePay. WePay helps their customers, such as online marketplaces and small business software providers seamlessly facilitate payments between their users while avoiding all the operational downsides of fraud, compliance and support. "Google Cloud Platform will enable WePay to process our partners' transactions in a fully scalable, highly available environment with robust security features," said David Nye, Director of DevOps at WePay. "The new PCI DSS certification that Google Cloud Platform has achieved enables WePay to dynamically grow our infrastructure as fast as our business and our partners’ businesses demand."