Invasion of Privacy ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Invasion of Privacy

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that all businesses, whether located in California or in another state, must comply with California’s laws regarding privacy and obtain the consent of all parties before recording a telephone call. This relates to all communications where someone has a reasonable, objective expectation that the conversation is not being recorded or overheard. The purpose of the recording is irrelevant, whether it be for quality control or some other purpose. Victims of illegal recording can seek recovery for civil damages, and there are also severe criminal consequences, including a fine up to $10,000 and jail time.

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