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

News & Features

NEW! Data Practices Laws & Rules statute book available from Minnesota's Bookstore.

Legislative Commission on Data Practices

The Commission will hold its next meeting on December 15, 2014, at 9 am in Room 10, State Office Building.

Its first meeting was on July 8, 2014, where IPAD provided a general overview.

New 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.

Commissioner of Administration's Most Recent Advisory Opinions

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 14-019 about the classification of supporting documentation related to internal audit of a state agency grantee.

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 14-018 about the classification of data in contracts and non-disclosure agreements for surveillance equipment.

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IPAD Data Practices and Open Meeting Law Workshops & Events

An Intro to Data Practices Policies & Procedures

Friday, January 16, 2015 from 8:45-Noon in St. Paul

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Open Meeting Law Workshop

Friday, January 9, 2015 from 8:45-Noon in St. Paul

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