The Texan reports Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, signed HB 4, the Texas Data and Privacy Security Act, into law 18 June. The majority of the law takes force 1 July 2024 while provisions for recognition of universal opt-out mechanisms take effect 1 Jan. 2025. "Our goal from the onset was to maximize the utility of consumers' rights and minimize the compliance costs for businesses," said state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Texas. Editor's note: IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball reported on the bill's passage by the Texas Legislature.
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