📣 The Texas legislature recently passed HB 4, known as the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act.
On June 18, 2023, Texas marked a significant legislative milestone by becoming the 10th state to adopt a comprehensive privacy law. Following the likes of Colorado, Virginia, Utah, and Connecticut, here’s everything you need to know about Texas’ new privacy law 👇
Passed on May 28 via a conference committee, the bill was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 18. Texas’ bill is set to be effective from July 1, 2024, ahead of some other states.
A comparison with other state laws shows some unique features in the Texas bill, with Virginia’s legislation serving as its primary foundation.
Texas new data privacy law has set a new standard by establishing the following criteria for entities that:
With the signing of the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act into law on June 18, 2023, businesses, policymakers, and consumers eagerly anticipate its enforcement, as Texas cements its position on data privacy. The law, while echoing some existing provisions, definitely charts new territories, emphasizing the state’s commitment to safeguarding its residents’ data privacy.