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Data Practices Act

Sep 18, 2015

Keeping public data private

Data Practices Commission studies security concerns over citizens’ data.

Jul 8, 2015

Branden Petersen’s short but eventful tenure

Petersen leaves the Senate after one term to focus on his family and career.

Mar 11, 2015

House lawmakers reach deal on license readers

The compromise would let law enforcement agencies retain LPR information that was not part of an active investigation for up to 30 days.

Feb 11, 2015

Tiny cameras raise big issues

As more police officers wear them, legislators consider statewide rules

Dec 26, 2014

Fight over surveillance looms

Concerns over new technologies and privacy are triggering a new push for regulations.

Jun 4, 2014

Law clarifies public project transparency standards

A new state law addresses a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision that speaks to the public’s right to know certain details about public construction projects.

May 28, 2014

Lottery, data practices bills hang in the balance

Gov. Mark Dayton is still evaluating online lottery restrictions and a contentious data practices bill as Friday's signing deadline looms.

Dec 27, 2013

Phone tracking debate to get House hearing

A recent KARE-11 report about the secretive use of cellphone tracking devices by Minnesota law enforcement agencies has sparked calls for hearings from lawmakers and outraged open-government advocates.

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