(1) Except as provided under sub. (2), an individual or person authorized by the individual may challenge the accuracy
of a record containing personally identifiable information pertaining to the individual
that is maintained by an authority if the individual is authorized to inspect the
record under s. 19.35(1)(a) or (am) and the individual notifies the authority, in writing, of the challenge. After receiving the notice, the authority shall do one of the following:
(a) Concur with the challenge and correct the information.
(b) Deny the challenge, notify the individual or person authorized by the individual
of the denial and allow the individual or person authorized by the individual to file
a concise statement setting forth the reasons for the individual's disagreement with
the disputed portion of the record. A state authority that denies a challenge shall also notify the individual or person
authorized by the individual of the reasons for the denial.
(2) This section does not apply to any of the following records:
(a) Any record transferred to an archival depository under s. 16.61(13).
(b) Any record pertaining to an individual if a specific state statute or federal
law governs challenges to the accuracy of the record.
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