If at first you don’t succeed at passing a state privacy law, (study more) and try again.

Texas is trying a new approach at formulating a state privacy law through the establishment of the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council. The council has been tasked with studying data protection laws not only in Texas, but also legislation from other states and countries.

A report from the council regarding its findings and evaluations will be submitted to the Texas Legislature by Sept. 1, 2020, at which point state lawmakers will use the information toward potential privacy bills for January 2021.

Details from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.