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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 1 - General

1G.1 Data Privacy


All actions concerned with data collected and filed or stored at the College shall be administered in compliance with the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 13.01 to 13.87.  The President or designee shall be the responsible authority concerning Directory Information or Public Data, Private Data, and Confidential Data.  Requests to obtain data should be made in writing under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the College may require a fee to retrieve Public Data.

Under Section 13.04 of the MGDPA, individuals who are the subjects of government data have the right to access private data about themselves or to release this information to other individuals.  The subject must make a request in writing and sign the required Minnesota West form for release of this data.  There is no fee charged to the individual for accessing or releasing this data.


Requesting Data Procedure


Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: July 1, 2003
History & Revision: August 5, 2010
Revision approved by:  Dr. Richard Shrubb, President