- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A Lowcountry lawmaker says South Carolina’s new mug shot law designed to help people who have been arrested and cleared of charges still needs more work.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/2bsZzL ) the law allows people who have been cleared or had charges dismissed to contact companies that publish mug shots online asking them to remove their photos from websites. If the photos are not removed within a month of receiving notice, the person can sue.

But Charleston state Sen. Paul Thurmond says some companies are difficult to contact and most are located out of state or in foreign countries.

Thurmond says if information about an arrest lingers in a data base, it can affect the ability of people to find jobs or conduct business.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com


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