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Blumenthal Demands Explanation of Retailers Blocking New Secure Mobile Payment Methods

| Senator Blumenthal

(Hartford, CT) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protections and Data Security, requested answers from the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) whose members have blocked use of new mobile payment systems. In a letter to MCX Interim CEO Brian Mooney, Blumenthal requested answers to reports that retailers have chosen to disable their payment systems in order to block new “tokenization” technology that may better protect consumers.


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