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Are employers allowed to have a camera and voice device on

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Are employers allowed to have a camera and voice device on your monitor to watch you and listen to your conversation?
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Such monitoring is illegal under Maryland law. Actually, video recording in a workplace is legal if not in a private area such as a bathroom or dressing room. But audio recording requires consent from the person being recorded.

In sum, video, ok if not in a private place like a bathroom or dressing room (no need for consent of the person being filmed). Audio- requires consent of the person being recorded unless there is a court order (such as in a criminal investigation where one uses wiretaps).

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