For the people who are involve in government businesses using private email address in business is legal in Texas. In Texas, A&M Univeresity having 6 investigations about emails sent and received by A&M University. People judged Hillary Clinton for using her private email in government business and that had an impact on election. However, using private emails still legal in Texas. So this means, a council member, a secretary of state may receive or send an email through in private email services and the its up to him/her to what to do with that. It can be maybe a sabotage or deleting completely, none will know whats gonna do with that, because of low security observations, or maybe a recording of government conversations between other governments. Pretty much illegal things may occur without notice.
Bill Aleshire, Austin attorney and open government advocate says Texas lawmakers should make illegal of using private email address in official business. Despite that State Rep. J.M. Lozano (R-Kingsville) says most of the lawmakers in Texas do not using their personal email addresses in official business because they afraid of the prosecution for using private email in official business as they should be.
“That’s a part-time legislature. We multitask to the max. We cannot do any personal business from our state office or state computer.”
Lozano wants to work with Aleshire to make the laws better for security.