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ABA InfoSec Standards – Position Paper

23 July 2021

Incorporating responses to Data Standards Body consultation: Decision Proposals 182.
CDR Information Security Recommendations
Ensuring that the appropriate technical standards for information security are put in place to enable the CDR is vital. These technical standards need to accommodate both an extension in scope for open banking, as well as setting the template for expansion of the CDR to other sectors of the economy.

This paper makes the following recommendations:
1. Adopt FAPI 2.0 for future best practice
2. Ensure and Preserve Interoperability

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