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LUCERO APPOINTED TO DATA PRACTICES COMMISSION

Monday, February 9, 2015

 

ST. PAUL – State Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Data Privacy.

Lucero, a computer security specialist by trade, is one of eight members of the commission established to study government data practices related to security and personal privacy rights. Duties of the commission include reviewing legislation impacting security and privacy areas and providing recommendations related to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.

“Data breaches have unfortunate consequences in the lives of citizens,” Lucero said. “We live in a digital era and new questions arise with each technological advancement. The law is not keeping up with technology and I look forward to taking a deep-dive analysis in this area to help ensure protections of citizens’ digital privacy. I am honored to be newly appointed and serve in this capacity.”

The bipartisan commission is comprised of two Republicans and two Democrats from the House, and two Republicans and two Democrats from the Senate.

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