ASTM WK46469

    New Practice for Examining Magnetic Card Readers

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E30.12 | Committee E30 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 Magnetic card readers, when used for illegal purposes, are commonly referred to as skimmers. This practice provides information on seizing, acquiring, and analyzing skimming devices capable of acquiring and storing personally identifiable information (PII) in an unauthorized manner. 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    This practice was proposed by SWGDE and recommended to be put forward for ASTM E30.12 to work on.


    magnetic card reader; personally identifiable information; skimmer

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    James Darnell


    E30 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3017-2015 and Pending Publication