In New York, a telephone conversation may be legally recorded with the knowledge and consent of only one party. In California, all parties need to agree. So what happens when a Californian surreptitiously tapes her conversations with a New Yorker?

A Manhattan appellate court addressed that novel question Tuesday, deciding that a New Yorker has no privacy claim against a Californian who recorded their phone conversation because the relevant California statute was intended only to protect residents of that state.

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