kevpan815, on 05 December 2012 - 19:28, said:
In the U.S.A., it is Illegal to record a person's phone call unless you notify him or her that their call is being recorded, and I think only Corporations are allowed to do so with their 1-800-xxx-xxxx Toll Free Number's and only for Quality and Training Purposes Only.
No, there is no federal law. Whether or not you need to notify is a state law thing. In my state it isn't required so long as you are involved in the conversation. It is, however, considered common courtesy everywhere.
My wife was able to record her ex-husband over the phone making threats to her and she presented it in court, for instance. She didn't need to let him know that she was recording him, because in my state that is legal. It didn't amount to much in court, however... they just kind of rolled their eyes and acted like it really wasn't that big of a deal. Whatever, he knows now that everything he says to us is recorded so he keeps his lips a lot tighter these days.