In the US we are now subject to HIPAA privacy laws that are quite strict.
Regardless, it can be very traumatic to families if that info gets out. Remember the Dale Earnhardt debacle?
At just about that same time, a young man died from a drug overdose here in GA . The police officer or detective - one of the officials - took pictures of the autopsy for his private collection. Later, he allowed his child to use the photos for a class project. Even tho the face was not shown, there was a recognizable tatoo on the shoulder that his friends immediately recognized. The whole school and community was in an uproar - everyone calling his mother. It was so traumatic for everyone who knew him and for his family. His mother worked to have legislation passed that makes it illegal to show photos in GA now. I believe this is happening in several states.
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OK ignore the question I asked earlier. I had no idea it is illegal to do
that. Im not a lawyer!!!!!!!!! Please ignore the question??!!!!!!!!!!!
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