(12) Maintenance, use, and publication of records by the department. 175.60(12)(a)(a)
The department shall maintain a computerized record listing the names and the information specified in sub. (2m) (b)
of all individuals who have been issued a license under this section and all individuals issued a certification card under s. 175.49 (3)
. Subject to par. (b) 1. b.
, neither the department nor any employee of the department may store, maintain, format, sort, or access the information in any way other than by the names, dates of birth, or sex of licensees or individuals or by the identification numbers assigned to licensees under sub. (2m) (b) 6.
A law enforcement officer may not request or be provided information under par. (a)
concerning a specific individual except for one of the following purposes:
To confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at the request of a law enforcement officer is valid.
If an individual is carrying a concealed weapon and claims to hold a valid license issued under this section or a valid certification card issued under s. 175.49 (3)
but does not have his or her license document or certification card, to confirm that the individual holds a valid license or certification card.
A person who is a law enforcement officer in a state other than Wisconsin may request and be provided information under subd. 1. a.
Notwithstanding s. 19.35
, the department of justice, the department of transportation, or any employee of either department may not make information obtained under this section available to the public except in the context of a prosecution for an offense in which the person's status as a licensee or holder of a certification card is relevant or through a report created under sub. (19)