Today morning I visited the Apollo Clinic in Salmiya for visiting the pediatrition as my son was not well. The nurse in the reception greeted me and asked if I have an appointment. As I did not have an appointment, I had to wait for sometime to get my child's health file from the filing room.
Meanwhile, I have been asked to pay 8 KD as the consulting fee. As I did not have the currency, I have used the debit card over the KNET. Immediately after the request was approved, the recepionist has entered my card number to their computer including the expiry dates. Opps.
Are they allowed to store my credit / debit card data? Being someone in Information Security and specially in the credit card security, I am bit worried that these people may get into trouble.
Many times, the card data being captured are not securly stored by these companies as it requires more investment.