There’s more than the Wetterlings’ reputation and the reputation of journalists at stake with what comes next; there’s also the willingness of victims and others to assist investigators in the future. Read more →
Facebook is denying that it has kept track of your text messages and phone calls without your knowledge if you use an Android phone.
Oh, they’ve done that, mind you. But Facebook says it told you. Read more →
There’s good reason for data privacy laws in Minnesota, though city and school officials around the state have often appeared to use them to hide behind while settling scores, unaccountable to the people. Read more →
Somebody shot a county commissioner of Meeker County and a local newspaper is running up against a law on data in Minnesota in its effort to find out who.
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A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel today ruled that surveillance video on Metro Transit buses is public information and ordered them released to a Twin Cities TV station. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday tossed out a lawsuit from a former doctor at the St. Peter psychiatric hospital who argued that an MPR investigation on the treatment of patients there was based on state data that should’ve been private. Read more →
In the aftermath of the theft of credit card data of millions of its customers, Target is offering free credit monitoring via Experian’s ProtectMyID to those concerned they’ll be exposed to phony charges. Target sent emails last week with instructions on how to get the free monitoring. Once they sign up, customers will get a Read more →
The Minnesota Supreme Court took some bite out of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act when it ruled today that contracts between private firms doing business for a government entity can remain confidential in some cases. The Court overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that originally favored the Timberjay newspaper in its bid to get Read more →