It’s now illegal for a company to publish Floridians’ arrest mugshots online after the subject has asked for its removal, thanks to a new law co-sponsored by the legislator who represents The Villages.
“This is a very serious issue — destroying a person’s life by publication,” said Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala. “The fact that these websites can profit by leveraging off of a person’s identity is a concern.”
In Florida, arrest reports have become an easy online moneymaker because the information is free and simple to scrape from the public record.
Read this story and many others in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Sun.