This is why you have to pay CLOSE attention to the content of bills that are passed.
The Illinois State Senate and House passed a bill last week that may possibly make it a crime to record another party that has a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’. The caveat is that there are STEEPER penalties (class 4 felony) to those who record the police.
The good part? The bill does not cover the recording of police interactions that are public. The bad part? There is no clear definition of what is considered private.
The bill hasn’t been signed into law by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn yet, so this may be the opportunity for those seeking clarity to make their voices heard… NOW!
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