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Metro Inc. rolls out new credit card transaction security solution


Metro Inc. is the first retailer in Canada to adopt the new end-to-end encryption solution launched by Desjardins that eliminates exposure of credit card numbers in the retailer's payment process by encrypting and protecting card data as the card is read on the merchant terminal.

“We are thrilled to be able to count on Desjardins, a first-rate business partner, to help us ensure the security of transactions in our stores. We are also proud to be the first retailer in Canada to adopt this new technology. End-to-end encryption will allow consumers to remain confident paying by credit card thanks to this additional security," says Jacques Couture, vice-president, information systems of Metro Inc.

The new solution, designed in partnership with point-of-sale terminal manufacturer Ingenico, reduces the risk of fraud and fraud-related costs while complying with the strictest standards of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

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