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Is it legal to voice record someone without them knowing about

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Is it legal to voice record someone without them knowing about it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 5 years ago.
California prohibits telephone monitoring or recording, including the use of
information obtained through interception unless all parties to the conversation
consent (California Penal Code Sections 631 & 632). There is no statutory
business telephone exception and the relevant case law all but excludes this
possibility. California courts have recognized "implied" consent as being
sufficient to satisfy the statute where one party has expressly agreed to the
taping and the other continues the conversation after having been informed that
the call is being recorded. Violation is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500,
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. A civil plaintiff may recover
the greater of $3,000 or three times the amount of any actual damages sustained
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