MGDPAMinnesota Government Data Practices Act
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The Court of Appeals held that, under the MGDPA, Minn.
In a second amended complaint, appellants alleged several causes of action, including violations of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA or Act) against the state respondents and manufacturer, based on its performance of a government function; and, against manufacturer alone, appellants alleged fraudulent nondisclosure under the Minnesota Consumer Fraud Act, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment.
Appellant newspaper argued that the District Court erred in determining that a video recording of a student incident in a school hallway was "educational data" under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA).
If the MGDPA is ambiguous in the context, the board's interpretation is entitled to due deference, the state argues.<br />Nonsensical claim<br />But Lipman said that an agency's interpretive rules are valid only if they are promulgated in accordance with the rulemaking procedures of the MAPA.<br />Turning to the board's analysis of the MGDPA, Lipman observed that the questions that are asked of the licensee are designed to be disclosed to her.