6.715 CLASSIFICATION OF STATE AUDITOR'S DATA.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
(a) For purposes of this section, "audit" means an examination,
financial audit, compliance audit, or investigation performed by the state auditor.
(b) The definitions in section
apply to this section.
Subd. 2. Classification.
Data relating to an audit are protected nonpublic data or confidential
data on individuals, until the final report of the audit has been published or the audit is no longer
being actively pursued. Data that support the conclusions of the report and that the state auditor
reasonably believes will result in litigation are protected nonpublic data or confidential data on
individuals, until the litigation has been completed or is no longer being actively pursued. Data on
individuals that could reasonably be used to determine the identity of an individual supplying data
for an audit are private if the data supplied by the individual were needed for an audit and the
individual would not have provided the data to the state auditor without an assurance that the
individual's identity would remain private, or the state auditor reasonably believes that the subject
would not have provided the data. Data that could reasonably be used to determine the identity of
an individual supplying data pursuant to section
Subd. 3. Law enforcement.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in subdivision 2,
chapter 13, or any other statute related to the classification of government data, the state auditor
may share data relating to an audit with appropriate law enforcement agencies, including data
classified as not public.
Subd. 4. Access to data.
It is not a violation of chapter 13 or any other statute related to the
classification of government data for a state agency, statewide system, or political subdivision,
as defined in section
, to provide data or information to the state auditor, including data
classified as not public, for the purpose of an audit or pursuant to section
609.456, subdivision 1
History: 1993 c 351 s 1; 2002 c 352 s 1,2