The state of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety uses translation AI tech in its Driver and Vehicle Services division, expanding access to government services for non-English-speaking constituents.
With the help of an outside firm investigating, the university learned in July that, as far back as 2021, a hacker accessed some 7 million Social Security numbers of applicants, students and employees dating to 1989.
Remote hearings, adopted as a pandemic necessity, could become common going forward in some states. Minnesota and Arizona have created guides indicating which hearings are suited for remote and which should be in person.
Under a deal with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, approved by the St. Paul City Council in June, police officers have around-the-clock access to a controversial smartphone-hacking device called GrayKey.
Multiple Minnesota law enforcement agencies face a civil rights lawsuit over the use of facial recognition technology in an arrest. However, the government denies facial recognition led to the arrest.
A cyber attack involving file transfer and encryption software called MOVEit exposed personal information of children in foster care, the Minneapolis and Perham school districts and Hennepin Technical College.
Minnesota is the fourth state to require manufacturers to share parts and repair information.
Interim CISO John Israel has been chosen to lead Minnesota's cybersecurity operations long term as the IT department works to build a statewide operations plan. Israel has more than 25 years of experience.