Texas Passes Bill Establishing “Wall of Shame” for Data Breaches

Jonathan Ishee and Amanda Ray of McGuireWoods LLP write: On May 31, 2021, the Texas Legislature approved House Bill 3746, which seeks to amend the Texas Business and Commerce Code § 521.053 relating to certain notifications required following a breach of security of computerized data. Notably, the bill directs the Texas attorney general to post on its website a public listing of received data security breach notifications (for any breach involving at least 250 Texas residents) and then update the listing on a monthly basis. After one year, the attorney general would remove the posted notification if the person who provided the notification has not incurred any additional breaches that impact 250 or more Texas residents during the one-year period. Read more on JDSupra. Related: Text of House Bill 3746DataBreaches.netRead More