Since the Illinois State Supreme Court struck down the state’s anti-eavesdropping law for being too broadly written it has been legal in Illinois to secretly record conversations without permission from either party. The Illinois Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), which would establish new guidelines tailored to today’s cell phone technology and supporters believe the State House could take up the issue during the veto session. Ed Yohnka, ACLU of Illinois Director of Communications and Public Policy, wishes the old law had not been struck down but pointed out legislators should craft a bill that includes:

“The continuation of all-party consent, which people in Illinois have really grown accustomed to, but also a bill that would recognize the evolving and changing dynamics of modern technology."

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