13.87 Criminal justice data.
Subdivision 1. Criminal history data. (a) Definition. For purposes of this subdivision, "criminal history data" means all data maintained in criminal history records compiled by the bureau of criminal apprehension and disseminated through the criminal justice information system, including, but not limited to fingerprints, photographs, identification data, arrest data, prosecution data, criminal court data, custody and supervision data.
(b) Classification. Criminal history data maintained by agencies, political subdivisions and statewide systems are classified as private, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 12, except that data created, collected, or maintained by the bureau of criminal apprehension that identify an individual who was convicted of a crime and the offense of which the individual was convicted are public data for 15 years following the discharge of the sentence imposed for the offense.
The bureau of criminal apprehension shall provide to the public at the central office of the bureau the ability to inspect in person, at no charge, through a computer monitor the criminal conviction data classified as public under this subdivision.
(c) Limitation. Nothing in paragraph (a) or (b) shall limit public access to data made public by section 13.82.
Subd. 2. Firearms data. All data pertaining to the purchase or transfer of firearms and applications for permits to carry firearms which are collected by state agencies, political subdivisions or statewide systems pursuant to sections 624.712 to 624.719 are classified as private, pursuant to section 13.02, subdivision 12.
Subd. 3. Internet access. (a) Notwithstanding section 13.03, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), the bureau of criminal apprehension may charge a fee for Internet access to public criminal history data provided through August 1, 2003. The fee may not exceed $5 per inquiry or the amount needed to recoup the actual cost of implementing and providing Internet access, whichever is less.
(b) The Web site must include a notice to the subject of data of the right to contest the accuracy or completeness of data, as provided under section 13.04, subdivision 4, and provide a telephone number and address that the subject may contact for further information on this process.
(c) The Web site must include the effective date of data that is posted.
(d) The Web site must include a description of the types of criminal history data not available on the site, including arrest data, juvenile data, criminal history data from other states, federal data, data on convictions where 15 years have elapsed since discharge of the sentence, and other data that are not accessible to the public.
(e) A person who intends to access the Web site to obtain information regarding an applicant for employment, housing, or credit should disclose to the applicant the intention to do so. The Web site must include a notice that a person obtaining such access should notify the applicant that a background check using this Web site may be conducted. This paragraph does not create a civil cause of action on behalf of the data subject.
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