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MMA Seeking Critical Amendments to Data Breach Notification Bill

Cyber security is a growing issue for manufacturers across Michigan. On 2/20/19, MMA testified in opposition to House Bill 4187 before the House Financial Services Committee mandating notification requirements in the event of a data breach.

MMA, together with like-minded members of Michigan’s business community presented reasonable clear amendments that will make the process more feasible for businesses and bring these organizations into support for HB 4187. A memo submitted to the committee identifies a list of seven changes reflective of agreed-upon changes to similar legislation introduced in 2018 which will establish a clear and credible process for businesses to prevent, investigate and respond to data breaches.

“Today’s manufacturing companies recognize the importance of practical and comprehensive cyber security legislation,” said Delaney McKinley, MMA senior director of government affairs and membership, as she testified on 2/20/19. “During the last legislative session, MMA worked to find language that strikes the right balance between meaningful data breach notification requirements and a pragmatic recognition for how business is conducted in both small and large companies. We look forward to working with the Legislature toward an effective solution to this serious problem.”

Read the full memo online and/or contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley, at 517-487-8530 or mckinley@mimfg.org, for more information.

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleySenior Director of Government Affairs and Membership
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org

Cyber security is a growing issue for manufacturers across Michigan. On 2/20/19, MMA testified in opposition to House Bill 4187 before the House Financial Services Committee mandating notification requirements in the event of a data breach.

MMA, together with like-minded members of Michigan’s business community presented reasonable clear amendments that will make the process more feasible for businesses and bring these organizations into support for HB 4187. A memo submitted to the committee identifies a list of seven changes reflective of agreed-upon changes to similar legislation introduced in 2018 which will establish a clear and credible process for businesses to prevent, investigate and respond to data breaches.

“Today’s manufacturing companies recognize the importance of practical and comprehensive cyber security legislation,” said Delaney McKinley, MMA senior director of government affairs and membership, as she testified on 2/20/19. “During the last legislative session, MMA worked to find language that strikes the right balance between meaningful data breach notification requirements and a pragmatic recognition for how business is conducted in both small and large companies. We look forward to working with the Legislature toward an effective solution to this serious problem.”

Read the full memo online and/or contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley, at 517-487-8530 or mckinley@mimfg.org, for more information.

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleySenior Director of Government Affairs and Membership
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org