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Dear Mr. PaulMJD,
thank you very much for your answer to my question regarding the voice recording of co-workers. It is confirming that, what I had heard before, but with no approval from an official side. The Supreme Court ruling this possibility is based on which law?
The case is, that the peticular co-worker has threatened me and my wife (we all are working at the same place) to take actions and revenge after he leaves the company against us and other co-workers (he was actually bullying another co-worker, tearing off reports from official books, manipulating machines), because my wife has to deal with him as a translator. He had mentioned this even in front of the Human Resources Department, who didn't took action.
I wanted to have a proof, that he is up-to-something, because after his termination he and some followers of him were discussing in the workshop place (where many people have access to) how to proceed.
He is claiming, that I violated his privacy rights by secretly recording those conversations at the working place. My recording device though has been stolen by someone 2 days ago and I have heard threads, that he will sue me.
Therefore was the question if it is illegal to voice-record those conversations.
Thank you for your understanding
thank you very much for your response and answer. It makes it clearer now to me and I could face the person with the Supreme Court's ruling.
And I could, if I have the evidence, that he knows about the recording, tell the police, that he took my recording device, that would mean, he stole it and that is a crime in Japan.
Thank you again for your help.
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