Fwd: COVIDaware source code data request

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Forwarding on the response I got back from Minnesota Department of Health

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Subject: RE: COVIDaware source code data request
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:53:28 +0000
From: MN_MDH_DataPracticesRequest <Health.DataPracticesRequest@state.mn.us>
To: datarequest@riseup.net <datarequest@riseup.net>

Dear Chris:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your attached data request.  Your 
request will be forwarded to the relevant divisions or staff to 
determine whether the Minnesota Department of Health (“MDH”) has data 
responsive to your request.  We will be in touch once we know more to 
discuss next steps.

Please be aware that response times are currently being impacted by the 
need to prioritize work related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 
redeployment of MDH staff outside their normal roles to support the 
response to COVID.

Melinda Hexum (she, her)
Interim Legal Counsel Minnesota Department of Health Mobile: 651-402-6181
Email: Mindy.Hexum.C19@state.mn.us

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November 26, 2020 4:05 PM
To: MN_MDH_DataPracticesRequest <Health.DataPracticesRequest@state.mn.us>
Subject: COVIDaware source code data request

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Happy thanksgiving

I am writing to you as the responsible authority of the Minnesota 
Department of Health. This is a formal request for access to government 
data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota 
Statutes, Chapter 13. If there is a designee to whom I should direct my 
data request, please inform me.

I seek access to any data that documents the full source code for the 
newly released COVIDaware Covid19 app, as well as any data possessed by 
the Minnesota Department of Health relating to the source code for said app.

For any of the data requested that is maintained in a computer storage 
medium, I ask that you provide copies of that public data in its 
original electronic form. If you determine that you will redact or 
withhold any otherwise responsive data, please inform me immediately or 
as soon as possible, in writing, of the specific statutory basis for 
your denial.

Please contact me if you have any questions as to what I am requesting.

Also, please confirm that you received this request at your earliest 

Thank you for your public service in these trying times, and I hope you 
have an enjoyable holiday weekend.


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