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Your Data Rights

You have the right to see data held by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension under a state law called the “Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.” That law directs the BCA to provide policies and procedures to tell you how to make a request and how the BCA will respond.

To help you understand what data the BCA keeps, a data inventory has been prepared.

As a member of the public, you have the right to see public data held by the BCA.  Accessing Government Data tells you how to make that kind of request.
 
 

In addition, you have certain rights to see data about you.  Accessing Data on Individuals tells you how to use those rights.  Depending on your circumstances, you may use one of the following forms to make a request.

Data Request by an Individual

Informed Consent for Release of Data

Data Request by Parent or Guardian

Data Request on Decedent

Data Request by an Organization

Data Request for Confidential Data

Important note:  if you need a criminal background check, you need to follow the process described on the Criminal Background Check page.