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Employee Privacy: Texas

Employee Privacy requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: William Denham, Shortt & Nguyen, PC


  • Texas common law provides private-sector employees with rights to privacy that do not exist under federal law. See Common Law Rights.
  • Texas statutes also provide private-sector employees with extensive protections to their personal information. See Protecting Employee Information.
  • Texas statutes are also harsher on employers than federal laws for violating the state wiretapping statute. See Wiretapping and Recording.
  • Austin has requirements pertaining to privacy. See Local Requirements.