Talabat Achieves Highest Level of PCI-DSS Certification for Transactional Security1

Talabat Achieves Highest Level of PCI-DSS Certification for Transactional Security1

Talabat, Egypt’s leading food delivery and q-commerce platform is proud to announce their achievement of a Level 1 Certification in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), a set of security standards formed in 2004 that aim to safely secure online credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.

Talabat is an Egyptian food delivery startup launched in 2004 by Abdulaziz Al Loughani. The startup aims at leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace family Delivery Hero.

Recall that last year, Talabat announced its expansion of its outsourcing services in Egypt with a regional customer service centre located in Cairo to enhance its cutting-edge services to its seven current markets, which include Egypt, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.


Talabat’s success expanded to the rest of the GCC region & Jordan, making it the largest and most popular food ordering app in the region, connecting users to restaurants that cater to all taste buds.

Commenting on the announcement, Khaled Rashad, Chief Technical Officer at Talabat said, “The PCI-DSS Level 1 Certification marks a great milestone for us as we are proud to be the first and only food and q-commerce delivery platform in the MENA region to have achieved this certification.”

“At Talabat, we are constantly working to protect customers’ transactions on the platform, and this certification further reiterates this commitment, ensuring that customers will continue to feel confident in using the Talabat platform which has the highest security standards in the industry” Rashad adds.

PCI-DSS is the global industry compliance and security standard that is dedicated to securing cardholders’ data, being one of the most stringent security standards in the market. It applies to any organization involved in the processing, transmission, and storage of credit card information.

Talabat maintains partnerships with several trusted, PCI-DSS compliant payment service providers – which is where transactional data is transferred each time a customer makes an order payment, and is heavily protected by the compliant payment service providers.