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IPAD provides assistance and advice on Minnesota's public access and privacy laws to the public and government.

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New training videos

Watch our new videos!

See more videos in the Video/Presentation Library on this page for other training resources.

White Bear Lake League of Women Voters Open Meeting Law Study

How Open is Your Local Government: Compliance with the Open Meeting Law in the Northeast Metro Twin Cities reports that public bodies complied with the law at the meetings observed and many went above and beyond in their efforts to hold open meetings.

One-page data practices and Open Meeting Law guidance

Guidance on Peace Officer Body Camera Data

New provisions related to the classification and administration of body camera data went into effect Aug. 1, 2016.

Guidance on the classification of body camera data.

Automated License Plate Reader Audits

This ALPR audit guidance will assist entities in preparing for the biennial audits due after August 1, 2017.

Sample Policy Guidance

IPAD developed sample policy guidance to meet the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subd. 5, related to ensuring appropriate access to not public data.

Recent Commissioner of Administration Advisory Opinions

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 17-005 about whether a school board violated the Open Meeting Law when a quorum of members sent a letter to another entity.

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 17-004 about whether data collected by a city’s third-party administrator of its self-insured group health plan are private government data, and if so, whether the administrator must give a Tennessen notice when collecting the data. 

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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IPAD on the Road

IPAD staff will be presenting/training at these upcoming events:

September 21, 2017, Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association, Owatonna, MN.


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