Texas Library Laws

Texas Statutes : http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/

State Library Association: Texas Library Association

Security Breach Notification Law : Tex. Bus. & Com. Code § 521.03

Data Disposal Law: Tex. Bus. & Com. Code. Ann. §72.004

Library Records Privacy:

TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES GOVERNMENT CODE TITLE 5.  OPEN GOVERNMENT; ETHICS SUBTITLE A.  OPEN GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 552.  PUBLIC INFORMATION SUBCHAPTER C.  INFORMATION EXCEPTED FROM REQUIRED DISCLOSURE Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.124
§ 552.124.  Exception: Records of Library or Library System

   (a) A record of a library or library system, supported in whole or in part by public funds, that identifies or serves to identify a person who requested, obtained, or used a library material or service is excepted from the requirements of Section 552.021 unless the record is disclosed:

   (1) because the library or library system determines that disclosure is
   
reasonably necessary for the operation of the library or library system
   
and the record is not confidential under other state or federal law;

   (2) under Section 552.023; or

   (3) to a law enforcement agency or a prosecutor under a court order or
   
subpoena obtained after a showing to a district court that:

     (A) disclosure of the record is necessary to protect the public
     
safety; or

     (B) the record is evidence of an offense or constitutes evidence that
     
a particular person committed an offense.

   (b) A record of a library or library system that is excepted from required disclosure under this section is confidential.

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