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Recent Temporary Classification Request

The City of Maplewood, along with eighteen other law enforcement agencies, requested temporary classification of certain police body camera data.

The Commissioner acted on the request on September 28, 2015.

Guidance on the classification of police body camera data.

Automatic License Plate Reader Audits

New legislation related to law enforcement agencies’ use of automatic license plate readers (ALPR) places new requirements on agencies who use ALPR. More information about the reporting requirements for these audits will be available prior to 2017.

Sample Policy Guidance

IPAD developed sample policy guidance to meet the new requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subd. 5, effective August 1, 2014, related to ensuring appropriate access to not public data.

Recent Commissioner of Administration Advisory Opinions

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 15-006 about the classification of data in a draft investigation report of a local public official as designated by Minnesota Statutes section 13.43, subdivision 2(e)(4).

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 15-005: section 122.41, subd. 6(c) is not an exception authorizing a district to share private personnel data.

IPAD on the Road

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

January 15-16, 2016 Legal Conference on Privacy and Data Security (Minnesota CLE), Minneapolis, MN

February 5-6, 2016, City Attorneys Educational Conference and Annual Meeting, Bloomington, MN

February 17, 2016, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, St. Paul, MN


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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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