Minnesota Law – Q: What is considered “personal information”?

A: MN Statute 325E.61, Subd. 1(e) defines “personal information” as an individual’s first name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements:

  • Social Security number;
  • drivers license number or Minnesota identification card number; or
  • account number or credit or debit card number, in combination with any  required security code, access code, or password that would permit access to an individual’s financial account.

“Personal information” does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local governments records. (See MN Statute 325E.61, Subd. 1(f).)

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