Mar 202014
 
 March 20, 2014  Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Michael Tarm of AP reports:

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday declared one of the nation’s toughest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, which will likely force state legislators to overhaul the privacy legislation.

The 1961 Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which made it a felony for someone to record a conversation unless all parties involved agreed, violates free speech and due process protections, the court decided in unanimous decisions in two related cases focused on audio recordings.

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