Data Practices Policies
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, requires that each government entity have policies setting out the process by which individuals can inspect or get copies of government data. Each entity must have one policy explaining the rights the public has to get access to public data (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 2 and section 13.025, subdivision 2) and one policy explaining the rights data subjects have to get access to data about themselves (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.025, subdivision 3).
IPAD has developed sample policies from which government entities can develop their own.
- Policy for members of the public (pdf) - Microsoft Word version
- Policy for data subjects (pdf) - Microsoft Word version
- Worksheet for developing policies (pdf) - Microsoft Word version
- Checklist to collect/store/use/release data on individuals (pdf) - Word version