Many merchant account providers are now automatically assessing payment card industry (PCI) compliance fees to their ecommerce-merchant customers. But, are these compliance fees fair, or even accurate? In some instances, merchants who don’t qualify for PCI compliance are reportedly still charged fees by the merchant account providers. We asked a PCI compliance expert about this. Tim Erlin is Principal Product Manager with nCircle, a security consulting and compliance firm. He joins Practical eCommerce’s Kerry Murdock.