Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2001
Contact: Dave Nelson
(512) 463-0112

TEXAS PRIVACY ACT PASSES SENATE

AUSTIN - The Texas Senate today approved the Texas Privacy Act (SB 866) authored by State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to increase sensitivity in the handling of forms and other information Texas citizens provide government agencies. The bill now goes to the House for consideration.

"We need to clean up our own house in terms of respecting the privacy of citizens, especially as more and more information between government and citizens is being shared over the Internet," Senator Nelson, who has been leading the fight to restore medical privacy in Texas, said. "Careless storage, lax Internet security or improper release of information could lead to the embarrassment or harm of individuals."

Senate Bill 866:

Senator Nelson represents Senate District 12, which includes Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Tarrant counties.

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