“Everything from your heart rate to who your friends are, to what meetings you’ve been having, to what church you go to.”
Rep. Giovanni “Gio” Capriglione
Texas House of Representatives
.…on the kind of data being collected on Texans every day, which spurred Capriglione to sponsor the“most consumer-friendly” data privacy law in the U.S.—via the Dallas Morning News.
Southlake resident Capriglione wants you to have a say in how your data is tracked every day, which is why he sponsored the “most consumer-friendly” data privacy law in the nation—the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, which passed in the legislature on May 29 and now awaits Gov. Abbott’s signature.
“Given how much time everybody spends on their phone, on their computer and walking in front of surveillance cameras, data is being collected by companies and governments constantly. And it’s being sold and used,” Capriglione told the Dallas Morning News’ Dave Lieber. “I’ve always felt consumers in Texas should have some rights.”
Capriglione says H.B. 4, as the bill is known, can give Texans the chance to regain some of the privacy they’ve long had to live without.
“In general, it gives an incredible amount of rights to consumers in order to take control and protect their personal data,” Capriglione told the DMN. “We have the right to know when data is being collected, the right to access the data that has been collected and to receive it in a readable format. If there’s a mistake, you have the right to correct it. If you want, you can ask them to delete it. With this law, you can also opt out of the sale of personal data, targeted advertising and data profiling. This applies in one way or another to every business in Texas.”
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