Q: Can I be tape recorded buy a diaper bag in my home during visitation?

I live in North Carolina. It was just me and my son there.

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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A: Diaper bags do not record anything but if you are referring to a recording device placed or concealed in the diaper bag - then obviously, yes.. But it is likely the real question you want to ask isn't whether you can be recorded by a device in a diaper bag but rather whether such a recording is legal. To answer that, where you live is irrelevant - where the recording was made is what's relevant. If the recording was made in North Carolina, as long as at least one of the parties on a taped conversation knows there is a recording being made - then it is legal. In other words, yes someone can legally tape record you without your knowledge or permission.

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