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13.69 PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT DATA.
    Subdivision 1. Classifications. (a) The following government data of the Department of
Public Safety are private data:
(1) medical data on driving instructors, licensed drivers, and applicants for parking
certificates and special license plates issued to physically disabled persons;
(2) other data on holders of a disability certificate under section 169.345, except that data
that are not medical data may be released to law enforcement agencies;
(3) Social Security numbers in driver's license and motor vehicle registration records, except
that Social Security numbers must be provided to the Department of Revenue for purposes of
tax administration, the Department of Labor and Industry for purposes of workers' compensation
administration and enforcement, and the Department of Natural Resources for purposes of license
application administration; and
(4) data on persons listed as standby or temporary custodians under section 171.07,
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, except that the data must be released to:
(i) law enforcement agencies for the purpose of verifying that an individual is a designated
caregiver; or
(ii) law enforcement agencies who state that the license holder is unable to communicate
at that time and that the information is necessary for notifying the designated caregiver of the
need to care for a child of the license holder.
The department may release the Social Security number only as provided in clause (3) and
must not sell or otherwise provide individual Social Security numbers or lists of Social Security
numbers for any other purpose.
(b) The following government data of the Department of Public Safety are confidential
data: data concerning an individual's driving ability when that data is received from a member
of the individual's family.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1995 c 259 art 1 s 62]
History: 1981 c 311 s 18,37,39; 1982 c 545 s 24; 1990 c 573 s 12; 1995 c 85 s 1; 1995 c
231 art 2 s 1; 1996 c 455 art 6 s 1; 1997 c 65 s 5; 1999 c 227 s 22; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 10 s 1;
2005 c 56 s 1