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Video and/or audio recording. For eavesdropping on telecommunications specifically use the "wiretapping" tag.

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Does Two-Party Consent Work Two Ways?

I'm in a sketchy business establishment, having a dispute with the owner/representative. Examples: I'm at the front desk of a cheap motel, complaining about a lack of hot water in my room. The front ...
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Is recording someone without their direct knowledge in one's own home legal?

Consider the following scenarios: Alice visits Bob's home and he has surveillance devices in operation for security which record all of their interactions. Alice visits Bob's home after they go on a ...
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Is GPS tracker legal after microphone removal? (Germany)

As I understand it, the possession of GPS trackers with a listening function is prohibited in Germany. Meaning that the environment of the tracker can be listened to by a built-in microphone. Suppose ...
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Legality of recording calls when recorded message is only heard by another recorded message

Many entities, both individuals and companies, record their phone calls. In many jurisdictions this is made legal by there being a recorded message at the start of the call informing the other party ...
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Is it lawful to record or take notes on a presentation you were told not to?

In a union meeting 'legal counsel' gave a long presentation. It included a slide show. The meeting was held over a video call. The legal counsel said he does not give consent or permission to be ...
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secretly recording a murder confession

Let's say you had an opportunity to secretly record an acquaintance confessing to a murder decades prior. Can/would it be used by police/courts? Are there certain things about the recording that would ...
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What is the legality behind hearing aids if we cannot digitally record audio without consent?

From my understanding, hearing aids work the following way: a microphone picks up nearby sounds a miniature computer stores the sound data in ram and processes the sound the processed sound is then ...
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Why is there a "X-second buffer" on bodycams?

I've seen numerous bodycam videos. They frequently mention that "there is no audio for the first 30 seconds" (sometimes different number of seconds), so the video is muted initially. What is ...
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Can you film the police while they search your premises?

If the police search your house with a warrant can you film them to ensure they keep to the letter of the warrant?
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Is recording a conversation with school officials on school property without consent legal in Washington State/Bellevue?

I have a student-administration meeting (voluntary) with a couple of other students and school administration. This meeting is being held over a walkout held recently within the school, and I would ...
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Can you de-identify a lawfully recorded audio-only call to lodge with the court and offer into evidence?

Bob, while providing lawful notice of call recording by beep-tone warning notification, records calls with a company that does not record calls where it ordinarily conveys information that exposes it ...
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Where can a sample of a recorder warning tone compliant with Federal Standard 1037C Telecommunications: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms?

In California, audio recording without express notice or consent of recording of a confidential conversation generally can only be carried out if an recorder warning beep-tone is audible for each ...
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Publishing (non-commercially) a video-interview with a celebrity online, without written consent

Suppose that several years ago a non-profit organization made a short video-interview with one of the most famous US performers, who very rarely gives interviews. Suppose that it was recorded in ...
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Does Alice have an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing duty towards appointed counsel, Bob?

Alice is charged under a criminal accusation, and counsel is appointed for Alice under the Sixth Amendment. Alice gives written notice to Bob (the appointed counsel) that Alice will always have at ...
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Why is it not the FBI's policy to electronically record witness interviews? [closed]

What I think is the reason is related to Title 18 of the United States Code, section 1001, which makes it a felony for anyone to make a false statement to the FBI. This, in turn, means that if there's ...
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Constitutionality of outlawing recording of court proceedings in the United States

In the United States courts seem to be supposed to be public proceedings. For example, if a criminal trial is going on, I believe in most cases I cannot be prevented from entering that room and ...
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Is the Vilnius-Lublin portal a violation of GDPR?

Don’t get me wrong, I love it! But is it GDPR compliant given that people walk up to a camera that will broadcast their image outside of their country? See also this news story and this one
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How work at home effects interstate telephone recording consent

Suppose a conversation is recorded between Participant A (consenting to record) and Participants B C D, all three of whom are working in the capacity of employees of a company located in the same one ...
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Phone Recording and phone routing - USA

I am pretty familiar with the legalities of USA one-party and two-party recording laws, but there is one piece of the puzzle that doesn't seem clear. For some background, I received a call from a ...
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Is photographing or recording a person without their consent a “nuisance or annoyance”?

I am interested in the answer in general, but also particularly interested in how Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority Regulations 2003 section 13 would apply: A person who acts in such a ...
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Copyright issue of recorded video game when publishing research paper about it?

I'm preparing research about a music-based arcade game, playable in the arcade game center. Requiring video dataset (including music in it), I recorded videos from the game playing by myself. I'm ...
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Compensation for using my picture

Suppose that A worked at an amusement park. Someone from management took A's picture as A was working at a ride. Since then, they have used that picture on billboards (for the past 2 summers) and on ...
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Recording Phone Calls in Florida and Obtaining All-Party Consent

According to FL Statute 934.03 (outside of limited exceptions), you are required to gain all-party consent to record communications deemed to have an expectation of privacy. It seems this includes ...
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Is it legal to record a phone conversation if you pretend to be someone else?

In a recently published video, Alexey Navalny calls one of the FSB's operatives who participated in Navalny's poisoning, and, pretending to be his colleague, manages to record some evidence about the ...
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Is it legal to record your parents at home?

Is it legal for a minor to make an audio recording of his parents engaging in abuse? If so, is it also legal once that child is an adult for him to publicize those recordings? Interested in U.S. law, ...
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Legal to use Alexa in childcare setting without permission?

This is in the UK. For anyone who might not know, Alexa is an AI voice command application often attached to other devices. It lets people issue demands for things like music, or ask it questions, ...
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Why are electronic and photorecording devices prohibited in courtrooms?

Observers in open court hearings often must resort to taking notes by hand and making pencil sketches. In the US we often see limited snippets of video footage on TV, and yet, there is still the ...
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When is it legal to be recorded? (UK)

The following occurred on private property, no civil servants involved and not illegal. There was an incident which the other side found funny and they decided to record me without my knowledge. When ...
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Is normally illegal kink legal if consensual

My wife is older than age of majority and can freely give consent. She has a specific kink of wanting to be upskirted in shops. If I have her consent, can I do this without getting in trouble? If she ...
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Is it legal to put a CCTV camera on a residential property covering a path with an easement?

What are the legal implications of a house owner putting a camera on their house which points at a path with an easement on it, such that someone else has a right of way on that path? I.e. it's not a ...
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Secretly recorded audio to meeting with landlord and now starting a dispute against him. Can I submit it as evidence?

My ex-landlord preferred to communicate by in person meetings. I began covertly recording our meetings with the microphone on my phone. Only the audio was recorded, not the video. My ex-landlord was ...
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Taking a picture of a parking offender while still in the car

I occasionally see car drivers parking on the bike lane that I am using. Usually I take a picture of the car and send if off to the city, they issue a parking ticket. These days I had a case where the ...
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record a meeting?

I am a professor, and I'd like to record our department meetings (audio and video). We have someone taking minutes at the meeting, but recently there have been disagreements about what was really said,...
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When is it legal to record someone who is not intending to be recorded?

In Canada if you're a party to a conversation you're allowed to record it without other's knowledge. What if you're not a party but someone is talking very loudly? For example you want to file a noise ...
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Can you record someone who is speaking in a language you don't understand without their consent?

To my understanding Canada is a single party consent when it comes to recording a conversation i.e. if your a party, you can record it without the other parties knowledge. What if someone near you is ...
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Are passengers allowed to record the audio of their interactions with the US immigration officers when clearing the immigration as they enter the US?

Are passengers allowed by law to record the audio of their interactions with the US immigration officers at the airport when clearing the US immigration as they enter the US via air travel? If state-...
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Can I get around the law of not recording a phone call unless the other end knows by making the call on a speaker in my house?

The living room in my house is monitored by CCTV with audio. Will that be admissible in court?
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Does a doctor have to release medical records from the last 5 years?

My mother stopped seeing a doctor about a year ago. She has been without a PCP. She just procured a new one and was asked to get her medical records. Her old doctors office told me today that those ...
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Covertly Recording Conversations At Work If Policy of No Expectation of Privacy?

My work has a policy that when using company property, there is no expectation of privacy. Does this amount to blanket consent? This is in the state of California so unsure if this policy conflicts ...
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Did Avi Yemini illegally record "Jim Jefferies" by using a hidden mobile phone?

Activist and YouTuber Avi Yemeni recorded the conversation he had with "comedian" and show host Geoff Nugent A.K.A "Jim Jefferies". The conversation seemed to have taken place on a professional ...
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Is it legal to film and record in public areas in Sweden?

The title says it all: Is it legal to film and record anything in public areas in Sweden (e.g. using a mobile phone)? Starting from roads/trees/object to people and especially the police (e.g. in a ...
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Interstate Call Recording [duplicate]

Can I record a call from Virginia to Maryland? I live in Virginia (one party communication state). My phone has a Virginia number, and it can record calls (made while being physically located in ...
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Can phone conversations be used in court as defense?

I live in California where all parties involved in the phone conversation have to give consent before phone conversation can be recorded. My question is - how the information discussed over the phone ...
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Can a U.S. phone call recorded in a 1-party state be used as evidence in a case tried in a state that is 2-party?

Hypothetically, let's say someone is involved in a case that was originally filed in a NJ court. The case was then transferred to FLA (after a motion to do so was accepted). If they have recorded ...
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Trespassing on public property for filming a public area in California

I was filming at a County Social Service office. The Social Service Administrator told me to leave because I was filming and called the Sheriff. The Sheriff arrested me for trespassing.
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Are recorded conversations regarded as legally binding contracts?

Situation: there is a cell phone account in my sister's name. However, she does not use any of the lines, and she does not pay for it (payment comes out of my personal credit card automatically). I ...
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Can video of a person's permission to take video make the video legal?

Let's say I'm in someone's home, recording people with a video camera. Later, one of the people I recorded claims that I didn't get their permission, and that therefore, it was illegal to record them, ...
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Is it legal to hire someone to witness a situation (i.e. workplace bullying)?

I'm hoping to get some insights about the legality of hiring a witness to gather evidence. This person would be an unaffiliated third-party that simply listens in on a co-worker conversation from an ...
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Can a party demand you not record their phone call?

To my understanding call recording is legal in Canada, even if the other person isn't aware of it. I am going through arbitration, and someone I spoke with said "there is to be no recording of this or ...
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Is it legal for our site to store audio logs of calls made by users on our marketplace website?

Our marketplace website is thinking about adding a call recording feature to calls (our own Skype for the web essentially) made by users on the site, if they so choose to use it. The system would ...
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