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Texas Amends Data Breach Notification Law

TexasTexas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 27 signed into law Senate Bill 768 which amends the state’s data breach notification statutes.  The amendments go into effect Sept. 1, 2023.

The amendments require:

  • Notifying the attorney general of a breach “as soon as practicable,” and not later than 30 days after determining that the breach affected at least 250 Texas residents, as opposed to 60 days; and
  • Submitting notifications to the attorney general electronically using a form that will be provided on the attorney general’s website.

The Bill Analysis states the shorter notification timeframe is necessary because “as cybercrimes such as identity theft have been on the rise, 60 days is too long of a period before notification is required.”

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Eric Rosenkoetter is a principal at Maurice Wutscher LLP, where he provides counsel to businesses and consumer financial services firms nationwide. For many years, he has focused his practice on various aspects of financial services law. As a litigation attorney, he has conducted every aspect of the litigation process, including countless depositions, motion proceedings, bench and jury trials, and appeals in various courts. In addition, he has significant experience as a compliance and transactional attorney, providing strategic, business growth, legislative, compliance and regulatory advice to national corporations and trade associations. For example, he has drafted consumer contracts and disclosures designed to state-specific statutory requirements, and developed “Best Practices” guides and state-by-state compliance grids, for national financial services companies. He also conducted research and crafted a metrics report for a national trade association with analysis designed to counter the claims of advocacy groups. Eric’s experience also includes working for a national corporation as Executive Counsel, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, and Director of Legislative Affairs, and as a federal lobbyist and Director of Government and Public Affairs for a national financial services trade association. In the government sector, Eric presided over approximately 6,000 state administrative hearings, served as a staff attorney for the Missouri Senate, and handled litigation in 33 counties as a regional managing attorney. Eric frequently speaks to audiences on topics relevant to the financial services industry including regulatory compliance, data privacy law and related advocacy initiatives. For more information, see

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