This post was also written by John L. Hines, Jr., Amy S. Mushahwar and Frederick Lah.

Earlier this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law Texas House Bill (H.B. 300), which presents more stringent requirements for health privacy, data breach notification obligations, and increased fines for violations. The law will become effective September 1, 2012. The following client alert details what businesses in Texas need to know about this new data privacy law. In addition, we wanted to remind clients about California’s amendments to its data breach notification bill, as those changes are set to become effective January 1, 2012. Please feel free to pass this along to any client who may find it relevant.

To view the entire alert, please click here.