Topic: Data Practices

Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Problematic Interpretation of Data Practices Act

(Published Aug 11, 2014)

The decision could impose significant costs on state and local governments.

Data Access Security Legislation Signed by Governor

(Published May 19, 2014)

Additional requirements on how cities maintain and protect nonpublic data go into effect Aug. 1.

Bill Protecting Checking Account Data Passes House

(Published May 5, 2014)

The legislation would prevent individuals from using the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act to receive copies of checking account data.

Bill Regulating License Plate Readers Passes Senate

(Published Apr 21, 2014)

The bill, passed by the House in 2013, will now be debated by a conference committee.

Cities Receive Favorable Driver’s License Data Ruling

(Published Nov 25, 2013)

The judge ruled there was a lack of evidence that access was improper, and also applied a statute of limitations of four years from the time the driver’s license information was accessed.