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New Texas Data and Privacy Security Act Aims to Increase Protections for Online User Data

Matt Stringer, for The Texan:

[T]he Texas Data and Privacy Security Act (TDPSA), was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday and will take effect in two stages over the next two years.

The act creates a list of rights for internet users over their personal data, including knowing when it is collected, the ability to correct and delete personal data, the right to prohibit the sale of personal data, and protections against being discriminated against or retaliation by companies for using these rights.

Companies will also be required to obtain consent before collecting data relating to racial or ethnic origins, health conditions, sexuality, or citizenship status, as well as genetic and biometric data.