Ill. Eavesdropping Rulings Are Good News For Telemarketers

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT) -- In twin decisions handed down last week, March 20, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional one of the nation’s strictest eavesdropping laws, which prohibited the recording of any persons, even in public, unless both of those persons gave their consent.

The decisions have broad implications for individuals and businesses, especially telemarketers. Businesses that engage in telemarketing in Illinois are no longer threatened with lawsuits for recording routine conversations when they notify the called parties of the intent to record. In addition, individuals who record...
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