MA: Businesses look to restart data security rule process

Michael P. Norton of the State House News Service reports:

A coalition featuring some of the biggest businesses in the nation called on the Patrick administration Thursday to again delay implementation of regulations to protect against identity theft, saying the pending rules are unworkable and will hurt job creation.


The letter was signed by groups like the Mass. Business Roundtable, the Mass. Package Store Association and the Mass. Hospital Associations and companies like Google, Comcast, CitiGroup, AOL, Microsoft, The Gap, Verizon and Walmart.

The rules, which are up for a public hearing on Friday, are “not technically or economically feasible” and “do not envision the national and global business relationships that Massachusetts firms depend on,” the coalition said.


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