The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation last week announced that the agency will make information regarding data breaches affecting the state’s residents going back to 2007 available online for public viewing.

Updates to the state’s Public Records Law signed into effect last June by Governor Charlie Baker gave the agency authority to make information of “significant interest” public. Consumer Affairs Undersecretary John Chapman, who heads the agency, said in a statement that “the Data Breach Notification Archive is a public record that the public and media have every right to view.”

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