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Protecting yourself by using Digital Technologies  

 

GregBO
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28/01/2020 5:15 pm  

In another thread yesterday Uly mentioned the frequent posts and commentary regarding the use of body cameras that used to frequently grace the forum pages/posts.  I thought I would reintroduce the topic under a specific posting for comments, concerns and hopefully experience product endorsements.

Why is this topic important one might ask.  Relationships today continue to fracture and splinter along social issues with the end result being human resources / litigious action.  Personal or professional, relationships are under constant attack by the views and opinions of others.

The use of digital technology was, and remains, an attempt to provide objective evidence to provide context in subjective situations and issues.  Discussions of the use of digital technology by the mass population, as well as the reactionary use by law enforcement will wait for another post.  Just remember that every cell phone has the capability to record video and audio from afar. 

While there is no guarantee that a court official will view or take into consideration audio and or video recordings, it's the case of having it vs not having it.  My mantra is "to have and not need, vs needing and not having".   Once again the discussion of being setup and or provoced into being recorded is another post.  The technology to allow you to protect yourself is the intent of this post.  Maybe you will not need, MAYBE.

Prior to recording any interaction, know the rules related to recording consent within your state and legal structure.  While many states are single consent, meaning that only one person has to want to have the event recorded, many legal cultures strongly suggest informing everyone that you are recording.  There is a vast difference between being able to do something and having the rights to do so.  Don't let a court official be the one to decide this for you. 

Below are the current recording technology types that I am aware of and a representative sample with each.

Eye glasses with built in camera: Lawmate Covert Surveillance Glasses

Body mounted camera:  Boblov 1080P C18 body camera

Voice recorder: Atto lightREC Voice activated recorder / ATTO-4GB mini voice recorder module

Others: ???

So, who is using what and how successful was the technology at the end of the day?

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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GregBO
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29/01/2020 6:44 pm  

Below is more information regarding anyone's ability to record telephone calls or in-person conversations.

http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations

Note that the information located on the above website are no longer being updated, but still provide a reference point for your own research and investigation. 

One point to always remember, it is almost always illegal to record a phone call or private conversation to which you are not a party, do not have consent from at least one party, and could not naturally overhear.  In addition, federal and many state laws do not permit you to surreptitiously place a bug or recording device on a person or telephone, in a home, office or restaurant to secretly record a conversation between two people who have not consented.

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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