Have the rules pertaining to the privacy of municipal utility customer information (“Customer Information”) changed?
Yes. Previously, requests for Customer Information were subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, and such information could not be withheld from disclosure in most circumstances. On July 7, 2013, the new Municipal Utility Customer Privacy Law, 2013 Wis. Act 25, went into effect. The new law provides that Customer Information is no longer subject to the Open Records Law and must be protected from disclosure. FAQ 3.