“The Public’s Right to Know”

An editorial today in the Minnesota Daily (the student newspaper at the U of M) describes two data practices-related bills in play at the Legislature. It closes with “At a public university, the thirst for knowledge and information ought not to be squelched for lust of money. It is imperative that Minnesota lawmakers land on the side of transparency on both bills, which would dangerously close the channels of public information if passed.” (More information on the “Tubby Smith” bill at the Star Tribune, “Legislators Debate Tubby Smith Act: Data vs Privacy.”)