The European Banking Authority  has launched a consultation on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) under the recast Payment Services Directive.  The draft RTS relate to developing technical standards in cooperation with the European Central Bank and look at a number of issues including: (i) strong customer authentication  and applicable exemptions; (ii) security measures for the confidentiality and integrity of payment service users' personalised security credentials; and (iii) common and secure open standards of communication between the functions of account servicing payment service provider, Payment Initiation Service provider, Account Information Service  provider, payer, payee and other payment service providers .  Comments are requested by 12 October 2016.