NEW JERSEY is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. This means that if you are recording others in a conversation that involves you as well, then it is legal to do so within the legal definition of the law. Watch our video here to learn about the far-reaching effects of what you can and cannot do when recording in New Jersey! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
As per the Justia website1,
Under New Jersey law, in-person or telephone conversations may be recorded with the consent of at least one party as long as the recording is not made with criminal or tortious intent. Illegal recording is a crime in the third degree and can also provide the basis for civil damages. NJ Rev Stat § 2A:156A-3, § 2A:156A-4 (definition & penalty), § 2A:156A-24 (civil damages)
As per the Upcounsel website2,
Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s a total lack of federal laws prohibiting video surveillance in public, in the workplace, and elsewhere, sometimes known as CCTV, or closed-circuit television. Most states allow this surveillance to occur, but there are some small exceptions and some circumstances that require monitoring on a case-by-case basis.
Federal and state laws differ as to the legality of recording phone calls and conversations. Determining which jurisdiction’s law controls in cases involving recording devices or parties in multiple states can be complex, so it is likely best to adhere to the strictest applicable law when in doubt, and/or get the clear consent of all parties before recording.
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*Information in the "Policy" section does not constitute as legal advice. Please consult an attorney for any and all legal advice. (1) Recording Phone Calls and Conversations https://www.justia.com/50-state-surveys/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations/ (2) Video Surveillance Laws by State: Everything You Need to Know, https://www.upcounsel.com/video-surveillance-laws-by-state