Mug-shot wallpaper

April 5, 2013

  • 379 Torts
  • 379IV Privacy and Publicity
  • 379IV(B) Privacy
  • 379IV(B)3 Publications or Communications in General
  • 379k356 Matters of Public Interest or Public Record; Newsworthiness
  • 379k357 k. In General.

379 TortsUse by police officers of plaintiff’s mug-shot as “wallpaper” on police department’s computers did not violate plaintiff’s privacy under Massachusetts law; fact of plaintiff’s arrest for disorderly conduct was part of her criminal offender record, and as such, she did not have expectation of privacy in connection therewith, and mug-shot was not highly personal, as it was part of official records of police.
Philbrook v. Perrigo, 637 F.Supp.2d 48 (D. Mass. 2009)