13.37 GENERAL NONPUBLIC DATA.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings
(a) "Security information" means government data the disclosure of which would be likely
to substantially jeopardize the security of information, possessions, individuals or property
against theft, tampering, improper use, attempted escape, illegal disclosure, trespass, or physical
injury. "Security information" includes crime prevention block maps and lists of volunteers who
participate in community crime prevention programs and their home addresses and telephone
(b) "Trade secret information" means government data, including a formula, pattern,
compilation, program, device, method, technique or process (1) that was supplied by the affected
individual or organization, (2) that is the subject of efforts by the individual or organization that
are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy, and (3) that derives independent
economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily
ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its
disclosure or use.
(c) "Labor relations information" means management positions on economic and
noneconomic items that have not been presented during the collective bargaining process
or interest arbitration, including information specifically collected or created to prepare the
(d) "Parking space leasing data" means the following government data on an applicant for,
or lessee of, a parking space: residence address, home telephone number, beginning and ending
work hours, place of employment, work telephone number, and location of the parking space.
Subd. 2. Classification.
The following government data is classified as nonpublic data with
regard to data not on individuals, pursuant to section
13.02, subdivision 9
, and as private data with
regard to data on individuals, pursuant to section
13.02, subdivision 12
: Security information;
trade secret information; sealed absentee ballots prior to opening by an election judge; sealed
bids, including the number of bids received, prior to the opening of the bids; parking space
leasing data; and labor relations information, provided that specific labor relations information
which relates to a specific labor organization is classified as protected nonpublic data pursuant to
13.02, subdivision 13
Subd. 3. Data dissemination.
(a) Crime prevention block maps and names, home addresses,
and telephone numbers of volunteers who participate in community crime prevention programs
may be disseminated to volunteers participating in crime prevention programs. The location
of a National Night Out event is public data.
(b) The responsible authority of a government entity in consultation with the appropriate
chief law enforcement officer, emergency manager, or public health official, may make security
information accessible to any person, entity, or the public if the government entity determines that
the access will aid public health, promote public safety, or assist law enforcement.
History: 1980 c 603 s 15; 1981 c 311 s 11,39; 1982 c 545 s 24; 1984 c 436 s 15; 1985 c
248 s 4; 1990 c 573 s 3,4; 1996 c 440 art 1 s 5,6; 1997 c 111 s 6; 1998 c 371 s 1; 1Sp2003
c 8 art 2 s 7; 2005 c 163 s 33-35