Changes to Texas Data Breach Notification Law

Jun 24, 2019 | Cyber Law

Changes to Texas data breach notification law (Section 521.053 of the Business & Commerce Code) go into effect on September 1, 2019. The changes specify when and how businesses must report a breach. For example, until this coming September, Texas law has required businesses disclose a breach “as quickly as possible.” On September 1st, the timeframe becomes more specific: businesses will need to disclose a data breach within 60 days of determining a breach occurred.

Other changes to the law include a requirement for businesses to notify the attorney general of breaches involving at least 250 Texas residents.

Companies conducting business in Texas will likely want to consult a data privacy attorney to determine how the business is impacted by these changes, and to incorporate the new requirements into their incident response plans.

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Lisa M. Angelo

I’m an attorney passionate about helping businesses use technology responsibly. For many years I listened to people describe a disconnect between lawyers and technology. My goal has been to bridge the gap. Please enjoy this blog about cyber law; where technology and the law intersect.