The University of Minnesota Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources has been updated. It now includes two important appendices:
These policies provide important information about how to treat email, voice mail, and text messages that may be considered public records. In particular, from the second policy:
These records therefore (1) should be managed according to University records retention policies, and (2) may be subject to disclosure under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
Please read these policies for more information.