Portland, OR asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Oregon

Q: my mom is recording me the videos are me telling her I don't like it she says she will send them to people is that legal

my mom is constaltly recording me and threatening to send them to people that would include the police and the videos arent even bad it just me telling her I don't like what she is doing and after she hurt me and I have a scar from it she got a video of my crying and she says she will send them and I don't want her to and there is nothing to get police involved with so I am just wondering is that legal?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Assuming you are clothed during these videos and are not otherwise involved in illegal activities, they are legal. Your mother is within her rights to record a conversation between the two of you. Oregon law is more murky as to whether she can record you when she is not part of the conversation. A ring camera within the home is likely to pass muster, however.

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