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Privacy Protection in Texas: Public Opinion and State Government

Privacy Protection in Texas: Public Opinion and State Government

Project directed by Richard L. Schott

Recent improvements in communications technology have contributed to the erosion of personal privacy and caused substantial public concern. This report examines privacy policy and privacy issues in Texas, and makes recommendations to the Texas Legislature's Privacy Task Force. The study consists of three major parts. The first is a sample of the opinions of Texas citizens regarding threats to their privacy rights and their perspectives on the source of these threats. The second focuses on the implementation of federal and state privacy statutes in three large state agencies-the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Department of Insurance, and the Texas Department of Health. The third part examines the experience of Florida and California, which are among the states with the strongest privacy protections in the United States.

Policy Research Project Reports Series No. 144
2003 / 8.5" x 11" / 126 pp.
ISBN-10: 0-89940-757-9
Publication Code (PR-144)


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