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MUG SHOT WEBSITES

Computer analysisArrest or booking photographs obtained from law enforcement websites have been reposted on commercial websites, some of which charge a fee to have the mug shots removed from the website. Several states have addressed these concerns recently by prohibiting sites from charging fees for the removal of mug shots from a web site or otherwise regulating these sites' practices.

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CYBERSECURITY

personal information in computerView and read the handouts and presentations from the Cybersecurity Summit at the NCSL Forum in Washington D.C. on Dec. 9. This workshop informed state legislators and staff about the risks of cyber threats and the consequences of data breaches and critical infrastructure disruption for state governments. It included cybersecurity briefings from experts and discussion among state, federal and business partners about strategies for combating these threats.

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OUTSMARTING THE OUTLAWS

Cell phoneAs smartphone thefts soar, lawmakers look for ways to protect consumers and thwart the thieves.

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CYBERSTALKING

woman at computerCyberstalking is the use of the Internet, email or other electronic communications to stalk, and generally refers to a pattern of threatening or malicious behaviors. Cyberharassment differs in that it generally does not involve a credible threat. View this 50-state chart outlining these laws.

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OVERVIEW | CRIME

Internet and technology related crimes (sometimes also called cybercrimes) are raising many new legal and policy questions for state lawmakers. State laws and legislation address concerns related to children's safety, data security and computer crimes, including hacking and viruses, phishing, spyware, and cyberstalking.

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  • Mug Shots and Booking Photo Websites

    Arrest or booking photographs obtained from law enforcement websites have been reposted on commercial websites, some of which charge a fee to have the mug shots removed from the website. Legislation is addressing this practice by prohibiting fees or regulating how these sites operate.

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