What are my legal rights if I'm a nurse and someone at work left a recording device on my desk hidden in a pouch and I was speaking to patients at the time?
Question Details: I did not consent to this recording and also I am a nurse and the recording breaches HIPAA since I was speaking to patients at the time.
You could file a police report and press charges. In every state it is a crime to record a conversation without the knowledge and consent of at least one person (some states require the consent of all persons) in the conversation. If you and a patient were recorded without either of you consenting to it, it is a criminal act--a violation of the state's wiretapping-related laws, actually.