Texas' New Data Breach Notification Law: Too Broad?

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 1, 2012, Texas's amended data breach notification law passed in June 2011 went into effect, and residents of all 50 states will potentially feel the effects. Under the amended law, Texas extends the reach of its data breach notification laws beyond Texas borders to all affected "individuals."[1]

Under the previous law, any entity that conducted business in Texas and maintained sensitive personal information on its computer network was required to notify any "Texas resident" whose personal information was, or was reasonably believed to have...
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