The laws regarding the recording of phone calls are different in
each part of the world. We recommend that you notify all the
parties involved that the call is being recorded and the purpose(s)
for which the recording will be used. In many states and countries,
you are legally required to do this.
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Below, we have provided links to legal and other reference sites
which relate to recording telephone conversations or other telecommunications
laws. Bear in mind, however, that the information contained on
these sites does not constitute a considered legal view of the
telecommunications or other law in your location. You should consult
your attorney or legal advisor to clarify the law in
your location. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to comply with all laws
and regulations that apply to the recording of any phone conversation.
The Federal Communications Commission has information HERE
which provides information about recording telephone conversations.
The American Civil Liberties Union has some legal information
- which is specific to individual States.
PI Mall has a list of each of the 50 States, with legal and other
information (compiled from newsgroup postings) specific to each
Oftel, the UK Office of Telecommunications, has some information
about recording telephone conversations on THIS
In June 1999, the UK Home Office issued a consultation paper
on the interception of communications in the UK. You can
read it HERE.
(You'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded
Some of the laws applicable to the recording of telephone calls
(and other telecommunications) in the UK are: