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Consumer Data Privacy Measure High Priority for Texas House

- DFW’s Capriglione Takes Lead on Consumer Data

Texas legislators, led by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Keller, continue to explore avenues to set standards for the collection and use of consumer data absent federal regulations, and the latest iteration of their efforts has been designated as a top priority for the Texas House of Representatives.

Originally filed as HB 1844 on Feb. 3, the measure was refiled Feb. 16 as HB 4, a low bill number typically reserved for items deemed the highest priority by the Speaker of the House.

The legislation would establish the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act. Modeled after the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act passed in March 2021, Capriglione says the goal of the bill is to maximize the utility of rights provided to consumers and interoperability with other states to minimize compliance costs for businesses.

Consumer rights established by the bill aim to ensure Texans have the same rights and abilities to control their personal data as do citizens of other states, including:

  • Right to access personal data and receive that data in a readable format
  • Right to correct and delete personal data
  • Right to opt out of the collection and sale of personal data

Capriglione, a longtime champion of Open Government and sponsor of several TAB-instigated measures to address weaknesses in the Texas Public Information Act, has been openly working on the effort for several years with various industry stakeholders. 

He provided the following resources for interested parties:

Sixteen other states are considering similar efforts, with Indiana, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota and New York taking major steps in the past several weeks.

State Comprehensive Privacy Law Update

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