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In California, can I record a telephone conversation without

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In California, can I record a telephone conversation without the other single parties consent when they announce upfront the call is being recorded?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 10 months ago.

Dear Customer,

No, California is a "two party consent" state - meaning all parties to the recording must agree to the recording, otherwise the recording is in violation of the state's wiretapping laws.

This is discussed in more detail here:

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Haven't they consented by recording the call?
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 10 months ago.

My apologies - I apparently misunderstood.

You are asking if you can record a call that is already being recorded as agreed between the two parties.

In that case - yes, that is permitted - both parties have consented to the recording of the conversation.

Again my apologies, I misunderstood the question.