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BluePay Blog

A Breakdown of CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and Other Privacy Acts

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
As a business owner, you’re likely already aware of the PCI compliance rules governing payment data security. However, payment information isn’t the only thing worth protecting from fraud and abuse. In fact, there exists a host of data protection laws around the globe designed to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). These privacy acts are becoming increasingly important given the speed and ease with which we send, receive, and store data in the digital world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Consumer Education

Equifax vs. Experian vs. TransUnion

Posted on Mar 26, 2019
Credit reporting agencies (aka credit bureaus) are responsible for collecting consumer credit data that businesses then use when assessing a person’s ability to meet certain financial obligations: A bank, for example, might use a borrower’s credit score to determine what interest rates to charge. The lower the score, the greater the risk of not being paid back. As such, that lender would likely charge a higher interest rate.
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Topics: Awareness, Consumer Education

5 Best Practices for Identity Verification

Posted on Aug 20, 2018
Reaching a larger target audience online and creating lifelong customers is a game changer for small business owners like freelancers, startup founders, and even established brick-and-mortar retailers. Online payment technology has led to fast and convenient checkouts so customers enjoy a great experience with you.  However, there's just one problem -- and it's a big one: online identity fraud.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

CVV, PCI and Other Payment Acronyms

Posted on Aug 16, 2018
Credit card processing can be complex. Even more so when you’re presented with an industry-related acronym that has you reaching for your smartphone or tablet to Google search the meaning.   In short (no pun intended), an acronym is an abbreviation formed by the initial letters of multiple words, ex. ISV stands for Integrated Software Vendor.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

GDPR - What is It and How Does It Affect Me?

Posted on Mar 09, 2018
Set to go into effect in May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of guidelines designed to safeguard how personal consumer information is captured, shared and stored by organizations throughout Europe. More specifically, the GDPR exists to:  “(H)armonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data  privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.” 
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Harpooning and Spear Phishing and Spoofing, Oh My!

Posted on Oct 04, 2017
How many emails about possible security threats from your IT team got you scratching your head or saying, “Wait, what?” More now than ever before, especially with the Internet of Things (IOT), we hear cyber security terms tossed around in the news, on the Internet, and at work. How can we reduce fraudulent risks if we don’t know these security threats exist or what they mean?
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Why Should My Website Offer Apple Pay for the Web?

Posted on Sep 22, 2017
Last year, Apple introduced Apple Pay for the Web as a way to compete with online payment services like PayPal. This additional payment option is something you should consider for your small business website -- and it's not just because hundreds of thousands of major brands and recognizable retail websites are already supporting this new online payment method.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Why are There So Many Different Kinds of Credit Cards?

Posted on Jun 20, 2017
There are literally hundreds of credit cards available to consumers and business people from different credit card brands, banks, and affiliate brands. With so many choices, it would seem like it wouldn’t make sense to keep introducing new types of credit cards, but they appear near daily with some other type of spin or offers.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology

Interchange Optimization: How to Identify Areas of Improvement

Posted on Jun 06, 2017
You may not be familiar with the term, interchange optimization, but you will want to understand what it means and how this can impact your business and your bottom line.
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Topics: B2B, Due.com Partner Posts, Guest Blog Posts, Payment Technology

What Is Biometrics, And How Will It Be Used To Reduce Fraud?

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Biometrics is a special type of technology that uses metrics (i.e. measurements) that are directly linked to human biology (i.e. physical characteristics). Because no two people have the exact same genetic makeup, it's possible to use biometrics for identity confirmation or surveillance. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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