Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
MugShots.us.org is creating a guide to help consumers understand what they legally can and cannot do after they purchase a criminal history background check from their website, the company announced yesterday.
“Public information is a tricky business,” a MugShots.us.org spokesman said. “While everyone has a right to the information, there are many laws in place regarding how a person can actually use the information. We don't want any of our customers to accidentally break the law, so giving them some basic legal guidelines is a service we should be offering our customers.”
The laws governing the use of public records are designed to make sure that they are not used for discrimination or harassment purposes.
“Simply because records are public does not mean you can use them to violate someone's right to privacy,” he said. “The law strikes an interesting balance. For example, a person can tell their neighbors that someone who moved in down the street has a criminal record. But it's illegal to put up a sign on the street announcing the same information, because that would be considered illegal harassment.”
The laws will be explained in plain English, he said.
“We don't want people getting bogged down in legal jargon,” he said. “We should also note that if people still have questions after they read our guide, they should contact an attorney. We are not a law firm.”
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