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Your personally identifiable information (PII) flows into PoS devices, across PoS networks, and is processed by PoS servers, every time you pay for things without using cash.
As a result, PoS equipment and the local-area networks to support it are found all over the world, in both developed and developing countries.
When was the last time you tried to pay for a hotel stay in cash, for example?
Even if you settled the bill with cash, you probably swiped or waved a payment card when you checked in, just to avoid having to lay down a large cash deposit.