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

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Witness protection and street photography

I am in a Canadian witness protection and recently went past a 360-degree camera recording video in the middle of a public street which I assume is for some art project. In the witness protection ...
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Is it legal in United States to record your computer screen while you do employment/computer work if you're the only person recorded and you're alone?

Is it legal in United States to record your computer screen while you do work on a computer if you're the only person recorded and you're alone?
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Is it legal to create my own recording of a call on a KNOWN State-recorded Court line?

Long story short, I received my first speeding ticket despite the fact that I was indeed, NOT speeding. I chose to submit everything in writing, as that was a choice made by the Court. I had an online ...
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What's the legal difference between a security camera and filming on your smartphone?

In the Netherlands you should not have your security cameras record the public space (e.g. the road in front of your house), basically because recording the public space would infringe on people's ...
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In california is it legal to record a conversation between you and your doctor?

I know about wiretapping law. But I expect a recording between me and my doctor to be ok to record because I paid for the consultation and I'm paying for what he said. The reason why I want to record ...
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In a two-party-consent state, am I in violation of the law if I place a call on speaker near someone who's recording?

My domicile has cameras placed by my landlord. As far as I know, this is perfectly legal. If I answer a phonecall within the field of view of my landlord's camera, and enable my phone's speaker, am I ...
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In two-party recording consent states, is intent a factor in determining the legality of a recording?

From what I understand (correct me if I'm wrong), some actions are illegal by themselves, while others are only illegal if they are accompanied by "intent". e.g. (in the U.S.) Filling out ...
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Do you need consent when taking a screenshot during a video conference?

In a state that has "all party consent" laws when it comes to recording conversations, does taking a screenshot during a video conference (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) require consent from ...
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How does statutory licensing under 17 USC Chapter 1 work?

In the U.S. there is a peculiar legal framework of "compulsory statutory licensing" that applies only to commercially published "non-dramatic musical" works and audio recordings. ...
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Expectation of privacy in public place where cellphones are forbidden

This question pertains to whether someone can record me without my consent in MA. The location is an amusement park, which is a private space open to the public. Suppose that we go on a roller coaster ...
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Is non-consented video recording admissable evidence in a civil trial in Maryland?

There is a civil case in Circuit Court in Maryland. The plaintiff in the case has some video that they would like to introduce as a trial exhibit. The video in question was recorded by the plaintiff ...
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Can an American who travels to Canada record calls of other Americans without their consent?

Canada is a 1-party consent country: at least one person in the conversation has to give consent (which can be the person doing the recording). California is an all-party consent state: everyone in ...
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If I want to voice record at work, do I only need my boss's approval?

I live in a two party consent state. I would like to record talks in work to defend myself from certain situations. I explained my intention to my boss and he said its perfectly fine. However ...
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How long are UK Crown Court Hearing Recordings kept?

As the title suggests, I am wondering how long UK Crown Court Hearing Recordings and transcripts are kept because in order for court transcripts to be requested, the recordings need to be still ...
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UK GDPR Transcribing calls

I'd like to understand the rules around automated transcribing calls in the UK, from a B2B perspective. GDPR seems quite clear that if you are recording calls, video and/or audio, you must get consent....
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Can a breach of privacy occur when surveilling a public space through which 3rd parties have no choice but to pass?

In an article on doorbell cameras, it is noted that a breach of privacy was deemed to have occurred through the use of a video doorbell that recorded a neighbour "every time she entered or exited ...
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Can I use a recorded phone call as evidence in a federal court case if I'm a participant in the conversation (in two single-party consent states)?

Would it be legal for me to record a phone call, without the other party’s explicit knowledge or consent that it was being recorded beforehand, as long as I, a participant in the conversation, consent ...
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In California, simply spectating a "sideshow" is illegal (jailtime/fine). Is this constitutional?

In the Bay Area, there is a problem called "sideshows", where youths do dangerous stunts with cars (like donuts) on public streets, usually at an intersection (example video). California, ...
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Question about audio recording my in-person conversations in New York

In NY State, which is a 1 party consent state, can I audio record a conversation with my friend without their consent if they are a minor? ( I'm 18, he's 17 ) I was told minors can't consent to being ...
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Is one allowed to operate a live-feed drone on the streets in Japan? (Yakuza Judgement)

In Yakuza Judgement, a detective agency often uses a quad-copter drone with a camera providing a live feed in the bustling city in Japan. One use they have for it (which is obviously problematic) is ...
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Legal recourse if fellow patient recorded and distributed group therapy session

Person A is participating in a PTSD/Abuse recovery program in Tennessee. During a private conversation (not part of any official therapy) they divulge to patient B highly personal information ...
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Can I record a disciplinary hearing with school officials in WA state

My child is 12 and has a long documented disability. The (public) school district has not provided appropriate support and has even mislead me on qualifications of the paraeducator assigned to him. ...
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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

My aunt lives somewhere on the territory of European Union and I navigated to her house in street view mode on Google Maps. I noticed that by navigating those images you can see into her house! You ...
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Do the police need to tell me they are wearing a bodycam or turn it off before they enter my home?

I have an expectation of privacy within my own home, as such It's generally illegal to film me in my home without my knowledge. I'm wondering how that applies to bodycams on a police officer. If I ...
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How are voice-operated smart devices legal in jurisdictions that require two-party consent for recording?

Amazon's Alexa is the example that comes to mind the most. It seems likely that Alexa would record people who are unaware they're being recorded. Seems like it would violate two-party consent pretty ...
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Audio recording of intruders in all party consent states

What is the legality of using audio recording in surveillance systems in all party consent states? For example, suppose I have a security system that has cameras and also microphones located in an all-...
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Is it legal to film a police officer while inside of a police vehicle and officers/ detainees only section of a police station if one were arrested?

Is it legal to film a police officer inside of a vehicle and officers/ detainees only section of a police station if one were arrested? TLDR: are police vehicles and the inside of a police station ...
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Record International Phone Call

Can someone located in the USA legally record a phone call with someone located in Canada, without consent? The person recording is in the Florida, USA and is having a conversation with someone ...
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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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