Audio & The Law
Questions regarding audio monitoring and the law are one of the
most frequent inquiries we receive from our customers. Under U.S.
law, audio monitoring is legal as long as there is no expectation of
privacy amongst those being monitored. State laws are very similar. International laws vary greatly in terms of permitted applications of
audio. We work closely with our customers to ensure that our
products are used overtly and in compliance with all laws. If you
have legal concerns regarding audio, we recommend verifying this information with an attorney.
- U.S.C. 18, Chapter 119, Sec. 2511(d)
- It is not unlawful to monitor oral communication when
prior consent is given
- Consent may be express or implied
Expectations of Privacy
- There cannot be an expectation of privacy if there are public
signs posted indicating the communication is being monitored
- Given through facts, actions, or even by silence
- Reasonably understood that consent is inferred
- It is expected an objecting person is supposed to behave or
respond in a certain manner
- Know state and local laws where the technology is applied
- Responsibility in the application of the law
- Owner, installer, integrator, resellers, and distributors
- U.S. Federal Law
- State Laws
- The information in this presentation is based on the interpretations and opinions of the author and is for Industry information purposes
- This is NOT legal advice
- Do not rely solely on this information without verifying same with
your legal counsel/attorney.
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