Digital privacy bill wins final approval in Texas legislature

If signed by the governor, the law would take effect on July 1, 2024, with enforcement by the state attorney general.
A line-up of Apple iPhone 13s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Texas lawmakers approved a comprehensive data privacy bill that would grant consumers a set of rights for their digital footprints.

Final passage of the measure, which came in the waning hours of the biennial session, provided a major milestone in a state-by-state legislative trudge that began in 2018 in California to give consumers more control over how companies collect and monetize their personal data.

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