Know Your Rights: Phone Call Recording Laws by State

Is it okay to record this phone call?

From a legal standpoint, the most important question when recording calls is consent. As a general rule of thumb, it’s polite to make sure that all parties involved in a conversation are aware that it’s being recorded. However, in some states, only one person is required to know by law.

Unsure about your call recording rights? Here’s what you need to know about recording laws by state:

It’s okay to record conversations that take place in person or over the phone. In most states, only one party needs to give consent for recording. Eleven states require two-party consent. In other words, everyone involved in a conversation must agree to be recorded. Those states are, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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