If you’ve ever been detained, there’s a good probability that your mugshot has been uploaded to the internet. Where did they travel to? The majority of states compel law enforcement agencies to make your arrest information and mugshots available to the public. Anyone with an internet connection can access websites that provide these information and photographs. Your mugshot may be visible in web searches whether or not you have been convicted guilty of a crime, which could endanger your privacy and online reputation.
Data brokers and mugshot websites gather information from public records and then republish it. Since they post embarrassing images of athletes, celebrities, and regular people like you, mugshot websites are prominent in search results. These websites are simply republishing information from publicly accessible online databases; they are not breaking the law.