I am David Dunmoyer, campaign director for Better Tech for Tomorrow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. I am testifying in support of HB 4.

The Foundation is grateful for your leadership to provide comprehensive data privacy protections and ensure Texans’ personal information is more secure. Data privacy reform is the single most important technology issue for Better Tech for Tomorrow, as it will establish guardrails to promote responsible innovation while protecting personal data and recognizing it as property of the individual.

In September 2022, the Foundation published a comprehensive research paper outlining the dangers Texans face without having a comprehensive data privacy and security law, as well as policy recommendations to put Texans in the driver’s seat with their personal information. To understand the need for reforms such as House Bill 4, it is important to start with the problem first.