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A designee is a person designated by RA to help administer and implement the requirements of Chapter 13 and the Rules. A designee can be responsible for receiving and complying with requests for government data, and for answering inquiries from the public concerning the provisions of Chapter 13 or the Rules. The RA decides whether to appoint designees and how many are appointed. The RA is not required to appoint designees.

The law defines the designee as a person who is in charge of and responsible for individual files or systems containing government data. Often, an RA will appoint a division head – or the director of a unit within the entity – as the designee for the data maintained by that division or unit. (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.02, subdivision 6)

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