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Rachel Ehlers

Rachel Ehlers is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, based in the Firm's Houston office. Throughout her early career, Rachel served in multiple in-house legal and compliance roles, including chief compliance officer and chief privacy officer, and has provided guidance and training to multinational companies globally. She also served as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, and is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Privacy Law Specialist and a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

On 29 May 2023, Texas’s H.B. 4, also known as the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, passed in the Texas legislature. The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act joins the growing number of states that have passed or enacted legislation in 2023, including Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee and Montana, and more are expected in the coming months.