Tennessen warning

What is a Tennessen warning?  In Minnesota the government must give individuals notice when collecting private or confidential information from them, see: Minnesota Department of Administration, Information Policy Analysis Division.

Why is it called a Tennessen warning?  The warning from the Statute, 13.04 Subd 2. is called a Tennessen warning after the original author of the statute, Robert J. Tennessen.

Apparently this is supposed to be intuitively obvious to everyone, but it wasn’t to me, and it took some research with the help of a DNR attorney to figure out why it had this particular name.

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