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Is it illegal to tape a person's conversation in West Virginia if you have a concealed recording device on you?

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July 16, 2015 6:29PM

Federal law states that one party of the conversation must know that the conversation is being taped. In other words, I can tape a conversation between me and someone else, but I can't tape a conversation that doesn't involve me.

The recording of a non-electronic conversation under West Virginia law is only legal if the party being recorded had no expectation of the conversation being private.

In other words, recording such conversation would have to be done in a public place.