Questions tagged [wiretapping]

Laws concerning monitoring and/or recording of telecommunications. Consider also the tags "recording" and "privacy."

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California: “For quality assurance, this phone call is being recorded”

In California, it is illegal to record phone calls without the consent of all parties involved. However, when you call corporate phone number, you often get a message to the effect of "For quality ...
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Is it illegal to record someone located in a different state if you are in a one-party state?

If there is a telephone conversation between two people and one of the parties in is a one-party state A and the other is in a two-party state, B, is it illegal for the caller in state A to record the ...
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What laws apply to using speech to text software to generate a transcript of a conversation without the parties' consent?

Most jurisdictions have laws that limit the ability to record audio without the consent of those being recorded. The exact requirements vary, but generally speaking, recording audio is much more ...
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Can someone in California record a phone call without consent?

Can I prosecute someone in California for secretly recording my conversation with them? I had a private call and the woman is stating publicly she recorded it, though I had no knowledge of that at ...
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Does an Internet Service Provider rewriting TCP traffic to prevent SSL/TLS constitute wiretap?

Context: I rent two dedicated servers from a hosting provider, one on a yearly basisis, the other monthly. The Terms of Service and AUP state clearly that they are not to access the server or data ...
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Is it legal to intercept 2.4Ghz communications (wifi 802.11) in the UK?

Is it legal to intercept radio communications in the 2.4Ghz band in the United Kingdom?
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When a PI is conducting surveillance, why is audio enhancement considered wiretapping

Most Texas PIs seem to consider the use of audio enhancement technology to be wiretapping. But they do not seem to consider video or photography enhancement technology to be the same. A Texas PI will ...
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Does “vicarious consent” exception to ECPA apply in the 9th circuit?

In the US, ECPA/Wiretapping law prohibits interception/recording of phone conversations; an exception is when one party consents to the interception. In some circuit and state jurisdictions a parent ...
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Is it legal for the President of the United States to order a wiretap on a citizen of the United States?

In light of President Trump's allegations against the Obama administration: Is it legal for the President of the United States to order a wiretap and/or other federal surveillance of a citizen of the ...
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What constitutes consent to record a conversation?

I would like to record a conversation with another individual (who otherwise could assume privacy). In this case Maryland requires the consent of both parties to record, as shown in the diagram below. ...
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US: Is it legal to record metadata from another person's walkie-talkie?

Looks like according to USC 18, internet / phone communications affect interstate or foreign commerce and are therefore are "electronic communications". That makes listening to them fall under the ...
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Wire tap law - Better Call Saul

At the season finale of Better Call Saul: Season 2. Chuck records Jimmy admitting to committing a felony. The recording was obtained without Jimmy's permission (the tape recorder was hidden). Wouldn't ...
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Is it illegal to record a telephone conversation with any federal employee, including Social Security representatives, even with their consent?

The Social Security call center has an automated recording for each call informing the caller that their call may be recorded. There is no option for the caller to opt-out. When speaking with a ...
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Massachusetts wiretapping law when the other party informs of possibly being recorded?

The State of Massachusetts has a wiretapping law that is describe by DMPL.com as follows: Massachusetts's wiretapping law often referred to is a "two-party consent" law. More accurately, ...