Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
The process of converting a sensitive piece of data, such as a primary account number, into a unique, nonsensitive equivalent — a “token” — that retains the original data’s essential information without compromising security. Tokenization is a process used in an increasing number of credit card transactions to enhance their security.
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