Minnesota DNR is establishing clear guidelines that are very conservative with regard to collecting and releasing electronic data involving minors. If you are interested in seeing the MN DNR policy and procedures for the Release of Electronic Licensing Service minor data, just let me know and I can send that to you.
The following article from Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics opened my eyes to some of the serious issues and implications of data collection and data mining of minors in this digital age.
Children’s Privacy in the Big Data Era: Research Opportunities
Education Specialist | MinnAqua Program
Fish and Wildlife Outreach Section
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Region 3 HQ
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN, 55106