Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Illinois Tries to Untangle Their Wiretap Law

IL - "We specifically applaud state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Des Plaines, for proposing legislation that would remove from the eavesdropping law instances in which the recording of an individual without their knowledge or consent is a felony.

Specifically, House Bill 3944 would exempt from an eavesdropping violation the recording of a peace officer who is performing a public duty in a public place and speaking at a volume audible to the unassisted human ear.

The legislation also would permit a nonemployee to record a conversation if a corporation or other business entity announces it may record or listen to a telephone conversation with a nonemployee. Both are situations that members of the general public encounter every day." (more)