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What does PAN stand for?

PAN stands for Primary Account Number

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  • Business, finance, etc.

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Since the goal in PCI compliance is often to reduce the amount of cardholder data that enters the general business network, the report notes that if the primary account number (PAN) is retrievable by the merchant using the tokenisation system in place, the "merchant's environment will be in scope for PCI DSS.
Although continued internal use of an individual's Social Security number as a primary account number is permitted, employers displaying this information on employee badges or identification cards should implement a plan or schedule that establishes a specific date by which it will comply with the new law.