Are there any exceptions to the 2 party consent rule regarding recordings?

I was giving testimony in a work-related investigation. Unlike standard protocol, the conversations were not recorded. Concerned that I might be misquoted or my statements mischaracterized, which they were, I recorded the conversation without the consent of the 2 interviewers. Is this a permissible exception to the 2-party consent rule?

Asked on November 28, 2018 under Personal Injury, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, there are no exceptions to the "two-party consent" rule (which really should be called the "all-party consent" rule, because the consent of all participants in or parties to the conversation is required); simply because you fear you may be misquoted or your statements mischaracterized does not constitute an exception.

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