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One-party consent

Overview#

One-party consent refers to the Federal law U.S.C. Title 18 Part I Chapter 119 § 2511 - Interception (i.e. Wiretapping)and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited but also permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations with the consent of at least one of the parties.

One-party consent you can record a phone call or conversation so long as you are a party to the conversation. Furthermore, if you are not a party to the conversation, a "one-party consent" law will allow you to record the conversation or phone call so long as your source consents and has full knowledge that the communication will be recorded.

Legal Consideration with Audio Surveillance#

With regards to Video Surveillance as there is an important legal distinction between Video Surveillance or Photograph which is fully protected and the Audio Surveillance portion which some states regulate under state wiretapping laws.

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