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The Eyes (and Privacy Laws) of Texas Are Upon You

Consistent With the Cliché That “Everything’s Bigger In Texas,” the Texas Legislature Has Introduced Not One, But Two Separate Bills Relating to the Privacy of Personal Information

The TPPA is arguably the less onerous of the two bills, although you might not necessarily realize it at first blush, given the broad way it defines “personal identifying information” (PII).

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Consistent with the cliché that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” the Texas legislature has introduced not one, but two separate bills relating to the privacy of personal information. Although still in their nascent stages, both bills — the Texas Privacy Protection Act (TPPA) (H.B. 4390) and The Texas Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) (H.B. 4518) —follow California’s lead in creating enhanced and stringent privacy protections for individual consumers.

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