Skip to comments.Secret Romney Videos May Violate Florida’s Privacy Laws
Posted on 09/19/2012 1:30:34 PM PDT by Libloather
Secret Romney Videos May Violate Floridas Privacy Laws
Posted on September 19, 2012 at 6:53am by Jason Howerton
A number of undercover videos showing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney talking candidly at a private fundraiser have been making headlines this week. The event was held in the home of Marc Leder in Boca Raton, Fla. Florida is classified a two party consent state, meaning it is illegal to intercept or record a wire, oral, or electronic communication unless all parties express consent.
Assuming that Romney did not consent to being recorded, which certainly doesnt appear to be the case, it may be reasonable to ask, are the video recordings in violation of the law?
The Media Research Center points out there are certain exceptions within the Florida law, including instances when parties do not have a reasonable expectation to privacy in a conversation, such as at a public event. However, the circumstances are muddied due to the fact that the event was classified as a private event at a private residence.
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That might be hard to swallow.
the one i saw to day was of his mother. I honestly dont think it hurts if he is clear about what he was saying.
Interesting question. If you fake an invitation to a person’s house, and then while in the house videotape other people in the house, it seems that should violate some law. What’s next, a video of Romney arguing with his wife taped by a “repairman” who gets into their private residence?
The people who made this recording should be prosecuted.
Mark Levin said yesterday that this was 110% in violation of the law.
They did break the law.
Nothing will come of it.
I now know why the Obama Campaign bans all cell phone devices at his fundraisers:
I don’t think Romney will have a problem being taped.... I think Obama would... surprised the press doesn’t wake up.
But under the obama-Sibelius clause, it is legal since the taping was no doubt "inadvertant."
Goes back before their time. Wasn’t Newts cell call record in FL?
That is correct.
Didn’t some old couple in Florida tape a call on their cell phone in 2004. It was a big thing. Anyone remember the incident?
Notice how “inadvertent” the taping was.