EMVCo to Manage Next Generation of 3D-Secure Specification

EMVCo – which is collectively owned by American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and Visa – will now be responsible for further developing the EMV 3DS 2.0 Specification and associated certification programme.

The enhanced specification will support additional data available during the transaction that will enable more intelligent risk-based decisioning. It will also offer a more seamless consumer experience and reduces reliance on the cardholder to authenticate themselves via a password prompt, better integrating with a merchant’s offering and brand. The specification will also be enriched to support non-payment user identification and verification, as well as country-specific and regulatory requirements regarding cardholder authentication in the card-not-present environment.  

Tac Watanabe, current EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, commented: “As e-commerce continues to gain popularity it is vital that the payments community ensures the security of card-not-present transactions. 3DS 2.0 will provide an infrastructure that allows cardholders, issuers and merchants to establish a secure link to authenticate each party. Increased security, however, should not cause product abandonment or make online shopping inconvenient. It also needs to align with the needs of today’s market stakeholders. The EMV 3DS 2.0 Specification will address this by enabling the merchant to offer a better, more streamlined authentication experience across different devices and channels.”

EMVCo will be working with industry stakeholders throughout 2015 to advance the enhanced specification and receive industry feedback as the work progresses. Interested parties can engage via EMVCo’s Associates Programme, an initiative that enables payment stakeholders to contribute to the activities of the technical body. The EMV 3DS 2.0 Specification is expected to be published and ready for market deployment in 2016.

“3DS 2.0 complements EMVCo’s work to facilitate the worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payment transactions,” explained Sean Conroy, current EMVCo Board of Managers Chair. “Our goal as a global technical body is to define the specifications in conjunction with the payments community and to establish a reliable, international framework to enable digital commerce to achieve its full potential without compromising security. We recognise that advancing the enhanced 3DS specification to meet the needs of consumers and merchants today will greatly enhance the usability of the specification and its appeal to suitably authenticate e-commerce cardholders.”

The announcement from EMVCo follows a communication from MasterCard in November 2014, which highlighted its work with Visa to develop the 3DS 2.0 specification. “It was acknowledged by all payment systems that the draft framework developed by MasterCard and Visa should be progressed by EMVCo,” added Sean Conroy. “The body provides the technical depth and strategic knowledge to bring the relevant parties together to establish an industry available specification that will be scalable to support future market needs across a number of different stakeholders.”

Visa will maintain sole ownership of the 3DS version 1.0 specifications. When released, the 3DS 2.0 specification will be operated by EMVCo separately and in parallel with version 1.0. Visa plans to phase out version 1.0 over time once 3DS 2.0 reaches maturity.


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