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All-Party Consent

Washington

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: WA

By | Policy, Washington

WASHINGTON is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Washington law requires the consent of all parties to legally record in-person or telephone conversations. Consent is considered obtained via a reasonably clear announcement made to all parties during the recording. Violations are considered a gross…

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Pennsylvania

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: PA

By | Pennsylvania, Policy

PENNSYLVANIA is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Pennsylvania law it is a felony to record an oral or telephone communication without the consent of all parties. Offenders are also subject to civil liability. 18 PA Cons Stat § 5703, § 5704 (definition & penalty), § 5725,…

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Oregon

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: OR

By | Oregon, Policy

OREGON is considered both a One-Party and an All-Party Consent State, in that, at least one person or all persons (depending on the presiding law) involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, In Oregon, it is legal to record telephone conversations with the consent of at least one party, but recording in-person conversations requires…

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New Hampshire

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: NH

By | New Hampshire, Policy

NEW HAMPSHIRE is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, New Hampshire law provides that it is illegal to record an in-person or telephone conversation without the consent of all parties. However, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that a party essentially consented to…

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Nevada

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: NV

By | Nevada, Policy

NEVADA is considered both a One-Party and an All-Party Consent State, in that, at least one person or all persons (depending on the presiding law) involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Nevada law it is illegal to secretly record an oral communication without the consent of at least one party. The Nevada…

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Montana

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MT

By | Montana, Policy

MONTANA is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Montana law requires the consent of all parties to record an in-person or telephone conversation except under certain circumstances, usually involving public officials/entities, or warning given about the recording. A violation of this law can lead…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MI

By | Michigan, Policy

MICHIGAN is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Michigan’s eavesdropping statute prohibits recording in-person and telephone conversations without consent from all parties, though one court has interpreted it as requiring consent from only one party. Violations are considered a felony and carry potential fines,…

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Massachusettes

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MA

By | Massachusetts, Policy

MASSACHUSETTES is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal to record any oral, telephone, or wire communication without the consent of all parties. Violators are subject to felony charges, fines, jail time, and/or civil damages. MA Gen L Ch…

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Maryland

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MD

By | Maryland, Policy

MARYLAND is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, All parties must consent to the recording of oral or telephone conversations under Maryland law, though the courts have interpreted this to be limited to situations where the parties have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Recording…

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Illinois

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: IL

By | Illinois, Policy

ILLINOIS is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, The state eavesdropping statute formerly required all parties to consent to the recording of any conversation or communication, or potentially face felony charges and/or civil liability. In 2014 the Illinois Supreme Court declared the law overly…

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