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October 2017 | Article | Uploaded in:
Manage contracts to ensure entities comply with Minnesota Government Data Practices Act when private entities perform government functions.
May 2017 | PDF | Uploaded in:
The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act requires records containing government data be kept in such an arrangement and condition as to make them easily accessible for convenient use (Minn. Stat. § 13.03, subd. 1). This Resource assists in personnel data maintenance for purposes of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Topics covered in this resource include: 1) data classifications, including public personnel data, private personnel data and confidential personnel data; 2) collection of private or confidential data from individuals and Tennessen Warning; 3) release and responses to requests for government data relative to public personnel data, private personnel data, confidential personnel data, data that contains both public and nonpublic data, denying access to data, reproduction fees for records, protection of employees and others; 4) location of government personnel data; 5) data subject's ability to challenge data accuracy; 6) records retention issues related to government personnel data; and 7) risk management recommendations for maintaining government personnel data.
September 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
Before installing security cameras (or surveillance cameras) cameras for purposes other than law enforcement or workplace activities, members must weigh a number of issues that go beyond the system’s technical capabilities and cost. These include data practices concerns, such as data access, data retention and the public's right to privacy.
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In Minnesota, many elected local officials have a choice between using a government entity-provided e-mail account or using a personal e-mail account for conducting government business. Whether officials should use government-entity or personal e-mail accounts for conducting official business is ultimately a policy decision for the governing body and the elected official. When making this decision, there are a few issues to keep in mind, such as security of the account and preservation of the government data in a personal account. (These considerations also apply to employees using personal e-mail accounts for government business.)
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Blood donation drives require some risk management planning, particularly concerning data privacy, incentives for donation, partnering with a qualified blood donation agency and safety measures.
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Individual privacy and accident investigations can conflict when individual private data is shared with safety committee investigating a workplace accident.
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The manner in which a government entity responds to the notice of a request for a Department of Administration data practices opinion is crucially important in framing the issues and the outcome of the Department’s data practices opinion.
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Answers to common questions about recording board meetings in regards to the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Questions include issues related to recording closed meetings, retention length of recordings of closed meetings, release of recordings.
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This body-worn cameras model policy is a Minnesota-specific response to the need for guidance on body-worn camera use, specifically by law enforcement, and related data administration issues under existing state laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and Records Retention Schedule.
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In conjunction with the League of Minnesota Cities and the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, MCIT provides "Use of Body-worn Cameras" white paper for its members. It identifies some of the more significant policy choices that agencies should consider in developing their own body-worn camera policy.