Legal Question in Telecomm Law in Virginia

I understand that it may be illegal to make an electronic recording of a telephone conversation without informing the other person that the call may be recorded. If I am calling a company that routinely announces that the call may be recorded "to improve customer service" or for some other reason, am I still legally obliged to inform the person I am speaking with if I also choose to record the conversation?

Asked on 12/21/09, 5:31 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

No, not if you're telephonically speaking from Virginia or from another so-called

one party jurisdiction which allows such recordings in which only the one

doing the recording knows about it and has (obviously) assented to it.

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Answered on 12/27/09, 9:25 am

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