If you want to tape-record a phone conversation without telling the person on the other end — a violation of Pennsylvania’s wiretap law — all you have to do is call from a different state, according to a recent opinion from the state Superior Court.
In an apparent case of first impression from a Pennsylvania appellate court, a three-judge panel ruled that because New York state’s wiretap law doesn’t require disclosure of taping to the receiver of a call, a conversation that was recorded without the defendant’s knowledge was admissible in a Pennsylvania court.
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