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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
21 Articles found | Data Practices
January 2019 | Article | Uploaded in:
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.)
December 2018 | Article | Uploaded in:
Regardless of the operating structure, the joint powers entities or arrangements must comply with many of the same laws and practices as their member entities, such as the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
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The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) provides a roadmap for when and to whom government entities can release information acquired in sealed bids and requests for proposals. The path depends on how the data is classified at the stage of the process an entity is at when the data is requested.
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Practical advice for government entities in creating and maintaining e-mail in accordance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act.
October 2017 | Article | Uploaded in:
Manage contracts to ensure entities comply with Minnesota Government Data Practices Act when private entities perform government functions.
September 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
A Tennessen warning is a notice public entities must give to people who supply private or public information about themselves to the governmental entity. This article explains the warning and when it must be given and when it is not needed, as well as consequences of neglecting to provide the warning.
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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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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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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.