What is the law for taping private in-person conversations?
A student taped a private meeting I had with her that took place in my office. One other person was present (an employee of the university). I did not know the student was recording the conversation and I did not give my permission The third person did not know the conversation was taped and also did not give permission.
Answered 5 years ago|
Most state laws, as well as federal law, allow for the taping of a telephone call or in-person conversation as long as at least 1 party to the call/conversation is aware that the conversation is being recorded. This is known as the "1-party consent" rule. Unfortunately for you in your situation, since the person doing the taping was also a party to the conversation, they did not break any laws.
Note: In a state with "all-consent" rule, both you and the other employee would have had to have given your permission to be recorded.
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