Is it illegal to record conversations?
Now everyone has a mobile phone, the technology to covertly record is far more readily available and social media means the ability to publish or share it has increased exponentially. This, along with the far greater exposure of parents to alternative sources of advice on the internet, has created a “perfect storm”, according to local authority lawyer and author Andrew Pack communitycare.co.uk 2015/12/17
As a child protection office once told me , “They lie”. I argued they don’t, but was sadly proven wrong by Tony Carlson (Barnsley) I long to see him in court for his lies but have to be satisfied with the fact he is in fear of me affording to bring Civil Action against them.
We have all thought about it at some point, whether it’s for proof of what was said during an argument or to just record a meeting or conversation, but is recording conversations actually legal?
When it comes to discreetly recording conversations, calls or even filming someone, the law in the UK varies between individuals and businesses and it’s important to understand the distinctions before you attempt it.
Nowadays, the range of technology at our disposal means it is easy to record conversations without the other participant’s knowledge – but does that mean it’s ethical, and can it be admitted as evidence in court?