European Data Protection Digest

New Apps Record Telephone Calls, But Is It a Good Idea?

PERSONAL PRIVACY—UK

January 24, 2013

A variety of new apps allow users to record and store telephone calls in a database. Privacy laws about recording and storing differ widely from country to country, and even from state to state. In Canada, the UK, and some U.S. states, for example, “one-party consent” is adequate, but in Australia and 15 U.S. states, all parties involved on a call must consent, BBC News reports.
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