On June 18, 2023, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law the Texas Data and Privacy Security Act (the “Texas Privacy Law”), which goes into effect July 1, 2024. With this law, Texas joins 10 other states that have also passed comprehensive privacy laws throughout the United States: California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Florida, Montana, Iowa, Tennessee, and Indiana.

Overall, while the Texas Privacy Law closely resembles the privacy model established by the non-California privacy laws, it has certain nuances. Nevertheless, any company that has already implemented compliance with other privacy laws should be able to leverage its existing privacy compliance program to address the Texas Privacy Law.

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