Data Privacy Introduction
Federal and State laws provide privacy protection for certain information ("government data") that is maintained by public entities, including Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. This website is designed primarily to assist Minnesota State Colleges and Universities employees to understand their responsibilities when handling government data. Most of the information deals with education (student) data or personnel (employee) data since those are the types of data most commonly encountered by the system's employees. Education and personnel data are presumptively private and not accessible to persons outside the college or university without the written consent of the subject of the data.
Please contact Kris Kaplan at the Office of General Counsel (651) 201-1749 for assistance in data privacy compliance.
Each college and university has identified a Data Practices Compliance Official as required by Minn. Stat. Sect. 13.05, subd. 13. This is a link to the DPCO list for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The DPCO is the designated employee to whom questions or concerns about data access may be directed. Consult college or university data access policies for information on identifying the DPCO.
NOTICE: The purpose of this site is to provide general information only, and nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. The information provided on this site is not intended to alter or amend official MnSCU policy or procedure.
Links to other websites are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement of the linked materials by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.