Why do I have to validate PCI DSS compliance if Adyen is already PCI DSS compliant?

PCI DSS applies to all entities that accept credit cards or are involved in payment processing, such as: payment processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

To help reduce the scope of PCI DSS compliance, Adyen offers integrations that handles most of the PCI DSS requirements. The simplest way for you to be PCI compliant is use our encrypted solutions; you never see and never have access to unencrypted cardholder data. 

When you use our encrypted solutions, you are outsourcing most PCI DSS responsibilities to Adyen. However, because you accept credit card payments on your website, your app, or in your physical store, your integration with Adyen does not completely eliminate your PCI scope.

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