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Texas Laws | Business and Commerce Code
BUSINESS AND COMMERCE CODE
TITLE 11. PERSONAL IDENTITY INFORMATION

(3) "Personal identifying information" has the meaning assigned by Section 521.002(a)(1). (11873)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11874)

Sec. 506.002. REQUIRED NOTICES. (11875)(Text)

(a) An agency of this state shall provide written notice to a person to whom the agency releases deidentified information that the information is deidentified information. (11876)

(b) A person who sells covered information or otherwise receives compensation for the transfer or disclosure of covered information shall provide written notice to the person to whom the information is sold, transferred, or disclosed that the information is deidentified information obtained from an agency of this state. (11877)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11878)

Sec. 506.003. PROHIBITED ACTS. (11879)(Text)

(a) A person may not: (11880)

(1) reidentify or attempt to reidentify personal identifying information about an individual who is the subject of covered information; or (11881)

(2) knowingly disclose or release covered information that was reidentified in violation of this section. (11882)

(b) It is a defense to a civil action or prosecution for a violation of this section that: (11883)

(1) the person: (11884)

(A) was reidentifying the covered information for the purpose of a study or other scholarly research, including performing an evaluation or test of software intended to deidentify information; and (11885)

(B) did not release or publish the names or other information identifying any subjects of the reidentified covered information; or (11886)

(2) the person obtained informed, written consent from the individual who is the subject of the covered information that specifically referenced the information to be reidentified, disclosed, or released, and authorized the reidentification, disclosure, or release of that information. (11887)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11888)

Sec. 506.004. OFFENSE. (11889)(Text)

(a) A person who violates Section 506.003 commits an offense. (11890)

(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor. (11891)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11892)

Sec. 506.005. PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION. (11893)(Text)

A person who violates Section 506.003 is liable to the individual who is the subject of the covered information for statutory damages in an amount of not less than $25 or more than $500 for each violation, not to exceed a total amount of $150,000. (11894)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11895)

Sec. 506.006. CIVIL PENALTY. (11896)(Text)

(a) In addition to other penalties and remedies assessed or recovered under this chapter, a person who violates Section 506.003 is liable to this state for a civil penalty in an amount of not less than $25 or more than $500 for each violation, not to exceed a total amount of $150,000. (11897)

(b) The attorney general may bring an action to recover a civil penalty under this section. (11898)

(c) The attorney general is entitled to recover reasonable expenses incurred in bringing an action under this section, including reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and investigatory costs. (11899)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 953 (S.B. 1213), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (11900)

CHAPTER 507. CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSES AS VALID FORMS OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION (11901)(Text)
Sec. 507.001. CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE AS VALID PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION. (11902)(Text)

(a) A person may not deny the holder of a concealed handgun license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, access to goods, services, or facilities, except as provided by Section 521.460, Transportation Code, or in regard to the operation of a motor vehicle, because the holder has or presents a concealed handgun license rather than a driver's license or other acceptable form of personal identification. (11903)

(b) This section does not affect: (11904)

(1) the requirement under Section 411.205, Government Code, that a person subject to that section present a driver's license or identification certificate in addition to a concealed handgun license; or (11905)

(2) the types of identification required under federal law to access airport premises or pass through airport security. (11906)

Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 506 by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 24.001(2), eff. September 1, 2017. (11907)

For expiration of this chapter, see Section 508.003. (11908)

CHAPTER 508. REQUIRING VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY FOR CERTAIN CARD TRANSACTIONS (11909)(Text)
Sec. 508.001. DEFINITIONS. (11910)(Text)

In this chapter: (11911)

(1) "Cardholder" means the person named on the face of a credit card or debit card to whom or for whose benefit the credit card or debit card is issued. (11912)

(2) "Credit card" means a card or device issued under an agreement by which the issuer gives to a cardholder the right to obtain credit from the issuer or another person. (11913)

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