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    Question Private Recording Devices in E911 Center

    Hey Telecommunicators....Are there restrictions or laws in regards to private recording devices (i.e. pocket recorders) being used in a E911 Center by employees not sanctioned to do so?

    I am especially interested in Federal Law or FCC Regulations/Laws.

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    If you hook it up to the equipment, that would require the permission of those in charge since it is involving their equipment. If you are just recording the audio in the room, then it would be no different than any other place of employment.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    An employee at an ECC brought in a personal tape recorder and recorded personal conversations and radio traffic (including NCIC requests - and the employee did not disclose to anyone they were doing so. I am just wondering if there are any rules of law governing this type of situation.

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    Kentucky law allows recording of conversations, including radio and phone calls, as long as at least one party is aware of the recording. If it is his own phone call or conversation, he counts as the one person who is aware of it. So in other words, he can record his own conversations, phone calls, and radio communications.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I can't speak to the question of any laws that might be involved, but I would suspect your center has a requirement of confidentiality, and that COULD be construed as a possible violation of that requirement. I think it should be referred to a supervisor or administrator.
    Joe O'Keefe

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    I would investigate it as far as possible before telling my super.
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    Is he disseminating these recordings to the public? That might be illegal, especially for medical calls with HIPAA these days.

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    Read your state's wire tapping laws. They vary.

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