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Privacy Abuses Will Meet ‘Full Force of the Law’ From New Texas Unit, Attorney General Says

Summary of article from The Record, by Joe Warminsky:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the formation of a new data-privacy team within the consumer protection unit of his office. The team will enforce Texas privacy laws, focusing on data privacy and security, identity theft, data brokers, biometric information, consumer protection, and federal laws covering children’s privacy (COPPA) and healthcare information (HIPAA). The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, a consumer-friendly law, will come into effect on July 1. Paxton has stated that companies exploiting consumer data will face legal consequences. This move is in line with several states, like Vermont, implementing broad privacy laws as federal regulation remains in limbo.