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Question: Is it Legal to Record a Conversation in Colorado?

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Under Federal law, it’s illegal to record telephone conversations unless you live in a state that permits one party consent, which means that a person can record their own phone conversation without the other party’s consent or knowledge. Colorado is a one party consent state. Calls that cross state lines can be more complicated if the call is being made to or received from a state that requires more than one party to consent to the recording, and in those instances there could be a violation of the state law that requires more than one party to consent, as well as violations of Federal law. There are some different rules that may apply to businesses, and a further inquiry into those regulations should be conducted by businesses considering recording of conversations.

This question was answered by attorney Kirk McCormick of McCormick & Murphy, P.C.

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