In the state of California, all parties in a confidential conversation must provide consent before agreeing to be recorded whether face-to-face or by electronic communications. In Illinois, “an eavesdropping device cannot be used to record or overhear a conversation or intercept, retain or transcribe a telephone or electronic communication without the consent of all parties involved.” (The latter does not apply to police officers.)
But what happens when an entertainer chooses to make a private conversation public on a record? Toronto rapper Drake is already getting backlash from two ex-girlfriends for doing so.
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