There is a scheduled session at the Capitol next week which can be very informative for the public and others on information proposals that can have impact on your privacy/civil liberties and accountability/transparency of government. Here is the info:
A discussion of legislative issues in Room 118, Capitol, on January 28. Forward to anyone who might be interested.
You are invited to an open discussion of legislative proposals regarding the MN Data Practices Act.
Here are the details:
On January 28th, the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI) will host a public discussion on Data Practices issues facing the 2013 Minnesota Legislature.
Issues to be discussed will include the status of license plate
scan data; whether citizen e-mail addresses held by
government entities should be public or private; the extent to
which personnel data about public officials should be public,
and the degree to which “criminal intelligence data” should be
MNCOGI board member Don Gemberling will present
MNCOGI’s positions on several issues that will come before
the legislature this year.! Mr. Gemberling was the past director
of IPAD, the office within the Department of Administration
responsible for Data Practices issues.
MNCOGI is a coalition of attorneys, academics, journalists,
librarians, and others that advocates for government
transparency, and provides education on government data
COGI-tations are free, public forums sponsored by the
Minnesota Coalition on Government Information
When: " " Monday, January 28, 2013
Where: ## MN Capitol Meeting
# Room 118
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm