The other aspect people forget is that in a lot of places you can take images in plublic places, you can get into a lot of hot water if you don't have everyone's permission to record audio. That agent was on the phone a fair amount of time, and he was recording the conversation without their consent. They made it very clear they did not have the consent to record. You can record the audio of a public officer like the police officer, but the gate agent is not a public officer.
Summary of statute(s): Louisiana’s Elec- tronic Surveillance Act bars the recording, interception, use or disclosure of any oral or telephonic communication by means of any mechanical or electronic device with- out the consent of at least one party to the conversation. The state also prohibits the recording and disclosure of images inter- cepted in violation of its video voyeurism laws. Violators can face both civil and crim- inal penalties.
In-person conversations: A person can- not overhear or tape a private conversation to which that person is not openly present and participating or listening, unless con- sent to record is given by at least one of the parties to the conversation. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1303.
Electronic communications: Similarly,
the statute prohibits the willful interception of any telephone or wire communication absent the consent of at least one party to the communication. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1303.
Hidden cameras: The state’s video voy- eurism law bars the use of any type of hidden camera to observe or record a person where that person has not consented if the record- ing “is for a lewd or lascivious purpose.” La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 14:283.
Criminal penalties: A violation of the state’s eavesdropping law, whether by recording or disclosing the contents of a communication without proper consent, carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years of hard labor and a $10,000 ne. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1303. Violation of the state’s video voyeurism law can be punishable by a prison sentence anywhere from two to 10 years of hard labor and a court ne. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 14:283(B).
Civil suits: Anyone whose con dential communications are intercepted, disclosed or used in violation of the state’s eavesdrop- ping law may recover in a civil suit the pay- ment of actual and punitive damages, attor- ney fees and other litigation costs. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1312.
Disclosing recordings: Louisiana bars the transfer by e-mail, the Internet or a commercial online service any photo or lm images obtained in violation of the state’s video voyeurism law. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 14:283(A). The state also bars the disclosure or use of the contents of any oral or elec- tronic communication either knowing or having reason to know it was intercepted in violation of the state’s eavesdropping laws. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 15:1303.
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