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403.07 Standards established; data privacy.

Subdivision 1. Rules. The commissioner shall establish and adopt in accordance with chapter 14, rules for the administration of this chapter and for the development of 911 systems in the state including:

(1) design standards for 911 systems incorporating the standards adopted pursuant to subdivision 2 for the seven-county metropolitan area; and

(2) a procedure for determining and evaluating requests for variations from the established design standards.

Subd. 2. Design standards for metropolitan area. The Metropolitan 911 Board shall establish and adopt design standards for the metropolitan area 911 system and transmit them to the commissioner for incorporation into the rules adopted pursuant to this section.

Subd. 3. Database. In 911 systems that have been approved by the commissioner for a local location identification database, each wire line telecommunications service provider shall provide current customer names, service addresses, and telephone numbers to each public safety answering point within the 911 system and shall update the information according to a schedule prescribed by the county 911 plan. Information provided under this subdivision must be provided in accordance with the transactional record disclosure requirements of the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, United States Code, title 18, section 2703, subsection (c), paragraph (1), subparagraph (B)(iv).

Subd. 4. Use of furnished information. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers provided to a 911 system under subdivision 3 are private data and may be used only for identifying the location or identity, or both, of a person calling a 911 public safety answering point. The information furnished under subdivision 3 may not be used or disclosed by 911 system agencies, their agents, or their employees for any other purpose except under a court order.

Subd. 5. Liability. (a) A wire line telecommunications service provider, its employees, or its agents are not liable to any person who uses enhanced 911 telecommunications service for release of subscriber information required under this chapter to any public safety answering point.

(b) A wire line telecommunications service provider is not liable to any person for the good faith release to emergency communications personnel of information not in the public record, including, but not limited to, nonpublished or nonlisted telephone numbers.

(c) A wire line telecommunications service provider, its employees, or its agents are not liable to any person for civil damages resulting from or caused by any act or omission in the development, design, installation, operation, maintenance, performance, or provision of enhanced 911 telecommunications service, except for willful or wanton misconduct.

HIST: 1977 c 311 s 7; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1990 c 543 s 2,3; 1991 c 319 s 21; 1994 c 618 art 1 s 38; 1995 c 149 s 2; 2002 c 372 s 9; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 104-106