BOSTON - The SEC may ease its original stand on the amount of personal information mutual fund directors must disclose in SEC filings about the business relationships of members of their extended families, according to a high-ranking SEC official.

Mutual fund directors have responded with "a passion" in opposing aspects of a proposed SEC rule that would require independent fund directors to reveal in SEC filings the business relationships that directors' extended family members have with a fund company or fund company affiliate, said Robert Plaze, associate director of the SEC's division of investment management. The SEC is sympathetic to objections that it can be difficult to learn all of the business relationships of extended family members, Plaze said.

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