P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2020
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council, co-chaired by State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has filed its interim report, which makes recommendations to safeguard Texans' personally identifiable information.
"Last session, the Legislature strengthened data security and transparency through multiple bills and the state budget. I authored SB 64 to bolster the state's efforts against cyber threats, and we invested $1.8 billion to help modernize legacy information systems and invest in cybersecurity," Senator Jane Nelson, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said. "I am proud of the rigorous review this Council provided and will continue working to ensure Texans' sensitive information is secure."
The 86th Legislature created the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council through HB 4390, which Senator Nelson sponsored. The Council evaluated privacy laws in Texas as well as other states. To read the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council's report to the 87th Legislature, click here.