Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the creation of the Data Privacy and Security Division within her office to protect consumers from the surge of threats to the privacy and security of their data in an ever-changing digital economy.

AG Healey has also named Sara Cable as Chief of the new Data Privacy and Security Division.

Stated as its mission, the “Data Privacy and Security Division investigates online threats and the unfair or deceptive collection, use, and disclosure of consumers’ personal data through digital technologies. The Division aims to empower consumers in the digital economy, ensure that companies are protecting consumers’ personal data from breach, protect equal and open access to the internet, and protect consumers from data-driven technologies that unlawfully deny them fair access to socioeconomic opportunities”.

Details from the Attorney General’s Office.