Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 110.002
Reporting of Images of Child Pornography


A computer technician who, in the course and scope of employment or business, views an image on a computer that is or appears to be child pornography shall immediately report the discovery of the image to a local or state law enforcement agency or the Cyber Tipline at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The report must include the name and address of the owner or person claiming a right to possession of the computer, if known, and as permitted by federal law.


Except in a case of wilful or wanton misconduct, a computer technician may not be held liable in a civil action for reporting or failing to report the discovery of an image under Subsection (a).


A telecommunications provider, commercial mobile service provider, or information service provider may not be held liable under this chapter for the failure to report child pornography that is transmitted or stored by a user of the service.
Redesignated from Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 109 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(4), eff. September 1, 2015.
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