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New Privacy and Data Security Guide Published for 2019 

Annual guide developed in cooperation with Gray Plant Mooty

12/13/2018 8:26:43 AM

Shane Delaney, 651-259-7236

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has partnered with Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty to publish “A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security 2019.”

This privacy guide is intended to inform businesses of legal issues related to privacy and data security. Written for non-lawyers, this is the fourth time Gray Plant Mooty and DEED have collaborated to publish and distribute the privacy guide.

“Privacy and data security continue to be evolving issues for businesses both here in Minnesota and across the country,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “DEED’s partnership with Gray Plant Mooty allows us to develop guidance that business owners can use to ensure they are following best practices.”

Noteworthy in this 2019 edition is the California Consumer Privacy Act, which will affect any business that collects personal information of California residents.

“This new privacy law becomes effective January 1, 2020, so businesses need to learn more now in order to develop processes and procedures to comply,” said Michael R. Cohen, principal attorney and privacy officer at Gray Plant Mooty.

The 2019 guide is free and available from Gray Plant Mooty by calling 612-632-3000 or the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development by calling 651-259-7474 or emailing deed.mnsbao@state.mn.us.

A PDF version is also available online.

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.


Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.

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