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

“If you’re going to see real enforcement — aggressive, early, decisive enforcement action — early on, it will deal with kids,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, speaking during a news conference

Additional key takeaways:

Enforcement priorities:

  • Sensitive information like health data, Social Security numbers and dating patterns
  • Children’s information (parental consent for under 13