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16D.06 DEBTOR INFORMATION.
    Subdivision 1. Access to government data not public. Notwithstanding chapter 13 or
any other state law classifying or restricting access to government data, upon request from the
commissioner or the attorney general, state agencies, political subdivisions, and statewide systems
shall disseminate not public data to the commissioner or the attorney general for the sole purpose
of collecting debt. Not public data disseminated under this subdivision is limited to financial data
of the debtor or data related to the location of the debtor or the assets of the debtor.
    Subd. 2. Disclosure of data. Data received, collected, created, or maintained by the
commissioner or the attorney general to collect debts are classified as private data on individuals
under section 13.02, subdivision 12, or nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9. The
commissioner or the attorney general may disclose not public data:
(1) under section 13.05;
(2) under court order;
(3) under a statute specifically authorizing access to the not public data;
(4) to provide notices required or permitted by statute;
(5) to an agent of the commissioner or the attorney general, including a law enforcement
person, attorney, or investigator acting for the commissioner or the attorney general in the
investigation or prosecution of a criminal or civil proceeding relating to collection of a debt;
(6) to report names of debtors, amount of debt, date of debt, and the agency to whom debt
is owed to credit bureaus;
(7) to locate the debtor, locate the assets of the debtor, or to enforce or implement the
collection of a debt, provided that the commissioner or the attorney general may disclose only the
data that are necessary to enforce or implement collection of the debt; and
(8) to the commissioner of revenue for tax administration purposes.
The commissioner and the attorney general may not disclose data that is not public to a
private collection agency or other entity with whom the commissioner has contracted under
section 16D.04, subdivision 4, unless disclosure is otherwise authorized by law.
History: 1994 c 632 art 3 s 40; 1995 c 254 art 5 s 7; 1996 c 390 s 20; 1998 c 366 s 33