Mass. delays enforcement of data security mandates

BOSTON Regulators in Massachusetts have given restaurants and other businesses an extra four months to comply with new standards for storing and protecting credit card and other personal information about customers and employees.

The regulations, now set to take effect on May 1, require businesses to use encryption and firewalls to safeguard the data from hackers and identity thieves. They also require that businesses designate at least one employee as being

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