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Secretly Recording Conversations…Legal or not?

Secretly Recording Conversations…Legal or not?

I routinely receive calls from clients who are concerned about conversations being records during telephone calls and meetings with employees, parents, students, etc.  The question normally presented is: Is it legal to record a conversation without the consent of all of the parties to the conversation? The answer is “yes.” Under both state and federal law, a conversation can be recorded so long as at least one party to the conversation consents.  This is commonly referred to as the “one-party consent” law.

My advice?  Always assume that your conversations are being recorded and never say anything that you do not want used against you later.

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