To give permission. For example, whether telephone conversations
based on the consent of party may be legally recorded varies in the United
States by state. When the caller and the called party are in the same state,
then only that one stateÂ’s laws apply. The difficulty arises when interstate
telephone calls are made; then, federal laws, the laws of the calling partyÂ’s
state, and the laws of the called partyÂ’s state all come into play. To make
matters even more complex, each law must be obeyed. The federal statute
relating to the interception and disclosure of wire communications are fully
described in 18 U.S.C. Â§ 2511. State laws for legally taping conversations are
generally categorized as having one-party consent (such as those found in
Alabama, Arkansas, and North Carolina) or two-party consent (such as those
found in California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania).
Aapsonline Organization. http://www.aapsonline.Consent Requirements for Taping
Telephone Conversations. [Online, 2004.] Aapsonline Organization Website.