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Privacy - Part 1

A Michigan court ruled that a husband who secretly recorded conversations his wife was having on a cordless telephone had violated a state eavesdropping statute.

Privacy

Key point. The secret recording of oral or electronic conversations may violate state or federal wiretapping laws.

* A Michigan court ruled that a husband who secretly recorded conversations his wife was having on a cordless telephone had violated a state eavesdropping statute. A married couple was in the process of obtaining a divorce, and the husband moved out of their home. A neighbor who lived next door to the wife told the husband that he owned a police scanner and that he could listen to, and had been recording, calls the wife had been making on her cordless telephone. The husband asked for the tapes, and told the neighbor to "keep on top of things, tape and find out what was going on." The wife suspected that her calls were being monitored because certain people had information about her that they should not have had. Because of her suspicions, the wife contacted the ...

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  • January 1, 2002

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