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Is it illegal to record a conversation of any type at work? Lets say a meeting or simple discussions among workers or supervisors? What are if any new laws or preclusions and their ramifications.

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by Still_learning In reply to Recording conversations a ...

I am assuming that you are talking about face to face conversations (recording phone conversations probably have a different set of rules and there may be laws in some states that preclude this activity, you will have to check). Principally you would be dealing with workplace rules. Most people would object to being recorded, and unless you are doing it to assist in taking meeting minutes, you are probably talking about a hidden recorder and microphone. If you choose to do this and if you got caught, you could probably be fired. This answer is incomplete as there are a number of reasons that one would choose to do this, that I will not get into. You need to know that by doing this, you are breaching trust. Hope this helps.

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by Ann777 In reply to Recording conversations a ...

I am not a lawyer and state-to-state laws may differ. My understanding is that it is illegal to record any conversation where the parties are not aware that their conversation is being recorded and the parties have not given their consent to be recorded.

Anyone can record any conversation. Taped conversations cannot legally be used to prosecute any individual, unless the individual had full knowledge/understanding and gave consent to the recording of their conversation.

In a work-related context, in a meeting where all parties see the tape recorder, knowledge and consent is present. Same in a group discussion. On the phone, help desk personnel may be told ahead of time that their conversations may be monitored.... the help desk person has thereby given consent by accepting the job or accepting the terms of dealing with customers on the phone.

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I am not a lawyer and state-to-state laws may differ. My understanding is that it is illegal to record any conversation where the parties are not aware that their conversation is being recorded and the parties have not given their consent to berecorded.

Anyone can record any conversation. Taped conversations cannot legally be used to prosecute any individual, unless the individual had full knowledge/understanding and gave consent to the recording of their conversation.

In a work-related context, in a meeting where all parties see the tape recorder, knowledge and consent is present. Same in a group discussion. On the phone, help desk personnel may be told ahead of time that their conversations may be monitored.... the help desk person has thereby given consent by accepting the job or accepting the terms of dealing with customers on the phone. Almost always there's legal writing that the person must sign.

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New laws have to do with terrorism... and that has no legal boundaries. Recordings concerning terrorist activities should be submitted to the authorities and should be acted upon.

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by TheChas In reply to Recording conversations a ...

It depends who is doing the recording, and what the recording will be used for.

Your employer has wide lattitide in recording work-place activities so long as there is a justifiable security purpose, and that employees are aware that they are being monitored.

As an individual, the laws are much murkier.
If your employer has an expressed poilicy that forbids personal recordings, then you may be subject to disiplinary action if you record anything.

Chas

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