The Government of Alberta is implementing a set of tough security rules developed by the credit card industry to protect cardholders against credit card fraud and identity theft. These rules are being implemented under the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Initiative and require government offices to stop collecting credit card information by phone, fax, email and regular mail.

As part of the PCI Compliance Initiative, a new version of the violation ticket was printed. This new version has had the portion that allows defendants to pay by filling in their credit card information and mailing the ticket to a courthouse removed. All enforcement agencies must be using only the new version of the violation ticket by no later than October 15, 2013. The new version can be easily identified by the green coloured bar located at the top of the ticket booklet cover or down the right stub on part 1 of the continuous tickets. Some locations may already have the new tickets in circulation.

Please have members check their entire inventory of tickets now. Ticket booklets that do not have a green bar on the cover and continuous tickets that do not have the green bar down the right stub are the old version of the ticket and must be replaced before October 15, 2013. The new version tickets can be ordered in the normal manner. Once replaced, the old tickets must be destroyed.
If you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact Rob Anderson, Legal Counsel, Court Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General by email at