Is apologizing enough?

Earlier this year,
the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland uncovered that the
Maryland State Police had engaged in prolonged spying in 2005 and 2006
on groups that oppose the death penalty.

Following a recommendation by a state report reviewing the
spying, state police sent letters last month to 53 activists who had
been wrongly labeled as terrorists in a state database.

Once you’re in a database — is there any way out?  Or have you forever been branded by the state as a panopticonic threat to be forever watched?