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As of April 2018, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa no longer require merchants to obtain signatures at the point-of-sale for credit and/or debit transactions. 

Signatures at the point-of-sale were originally required to validate a match to the customer’s signature on the transaction document. The introduction of token and EMV technology has caused the signature requirement to outlive its purpose. As a result of the removal of the requirement, merchants may choose not to obtain the signature on electronically captured receipts for network transactions at the point-of-sale.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the California Restaurant Association helpline at 800.765.4842 x2743 and request to meet with your local First Data Business Consultant.