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is it legal to tape record a conversation between myself and someone else without their consent in dubuque iowa

RayAnswers : Thanks for your question and good evening.Yes you can here, Iowa law states that phone conversations may be recorded if the person who is recording is involved in the conversation. The recording of a call only requires the consent of one of the parties. The person recording the conversation needs to be "a sender or recipient of the communication" and should be "openly present and participating in the conversation." According to Iowa law, a person can record a conversation if they are involved in the conversation without notifying or getting permission from the other party
RayAnswers : As long as you are present at the time the recording is made this is considered one party consent.It would then not be a problem here to tape such a conversation.
RayAnswers : Here is reference to the Iowa laws for your information.
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