Reply to post: Re: Cashless society

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

SImon Hobson Silver badge

Re: Cashless society

If a piece of hardware can block some half a billion visa cards from working

That was my first thought when I heard about it on the radio - this was not caused by a hardware failure, this was caused by inadequate/faulty business continuity planning. If the BC plan had been adequate AND had been correctly implemented, then there would have been a minimal outage for a minimal period of time.

The scale of the outage (EU wide) and it's duration clearly shout that the BC plan was not adequate or was not correctly followed. So it was a preventable outage.

So what's that about having all your eggs in one basket ? Can't remember the last time I was offered the opportunity of having a Mastercard, it seemed everything was Visa these days.

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