He tells the Austin American Statesman "--I am deeply concerned about privacy and the security of this very sensitive information". And yet just a few years ago Greg Abbott's own incompetence put the "privacy and security of this very sensitive information" in jeopardy for over 6 million Texans! From the Lone Star Project:
Greg Abbott failed, however, to disclose that he is responsible for one of the biggest data breaches in Texas history. His incompetence exposed the social security numbers of over 6 million Texans, leaving them vulnerable to potential identify theft.
In the words of Rick Perry: Ooops. Greg Abbott has since filed suit against himself claiming "I cannot sit by idly as I watch myself expose 6 million Texan's to my incompetence."