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Rules and Requirements

Data practices law in Minnesota is based on a variety of laws and rules. Follow the links below to find specific laws, requirements, and also general guidance from DPO on a variety of popular topics.

Copy Costs

Information and guidance on the Data Practices Act’s restrictions on how much government may charge for copies.

Collection of Data

Information and answers to questions on lawful collection, storage, use and release of data on individuals.

Data Practices and the Courts

Learn more about the data used by the Courts and lawyers.

Laws and Rules

Links to the laws and rules that govern the Data Practices Act.


Learn more on a number of policies that govern the treatment of government data.

Records Management

A summary of the laws and requirements on retaining and disposing of government records.

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