Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced the creation of the Data Privacy and Security Division within her office to protect consumers from threats to the privacy and security of their data.
Healey has also named Sara Cable as chief of the new Data Privacy and Security Division.
“The Data Privacy and Security Division will build on our office’s commitment to empowering Massachusetts consumers in the digital economy, ensuring that companies are protecting personal data, and promoting equal and open access to the internet,” Healey said in a press release issued by her office. “Sara has spearheaded these efforts within our office for years, and we are excited to have her leading this new division.”
As division chief, Cable will expand the office’s work protecting consumers’ data privacy and empower consumers in the digital economy while also promoting equal and open access to the internet.
Cable has served as the director of Data Privacy and Security within the AG’s Consumer Protection Division since 2016. In this position, she has spearheaded the office’s cybersecurity and data privacy protection efforts, including bringing an enforcement action against Equifax Inc. over its 2017 data breach that resulted in an $18.2 million settlement for Massachusetts.
Cable has also led several multistate investigations of cybersecurity and data privacy incidents. She joined the AG’s Consumer Protection Division in 2011 as an assistant attorney general. She previously worked as a litigation associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP, focusing on antitrust and intellectual property claims.
Source: Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
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