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Q: If I have a private conversation and the other party has another person listening without my consent? Does that apply632

I was having a heated conversation with my landlord over the phone. I was then placed on speaker phone and told it was for her safety and not to worry because there was no one else in the room.

I think the landlord place my phone call on speaker because she had her supervisor easedropping... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2023

Generally, unless you consent, a 3rd party cannot listen to a private phone call. Since your landlord told you the communication was private, you had a reasonable belief that nobody else could hear your conversation. So, yes, technically this would be Eavesdropping in violation of PC 632. This... View More

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