Georgia is considered a “one-party consent” state. Meaning that if you’re a party to the call, you can record without telling the other parties. That is – as long as you give yourself consent to record the call 😛
There is no need to announce that you’re recording, or play a beep in the background of the call.
The law is worded as “one-party consent” to keep parties that aren’t part of the call (effectively, evves droppers) from recording. This could include bosses recording employees calls that the boss isn’t part of, or disgruntled partners picking up the other phone and recording what is said.
Georgia Code 16-11-62 & 16-11-66 says “Nothing in Code Section 16-11-62 shall prohibit a person from intercepting a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the communication or one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to such interception.”
Georgia code doesn’t specifically say what devices you are allowed to use to record calls. With Secure Speak, it’s super simple to record calls. We assign you a phone number that you can 3-way into any call. Whatever that number hears gets recorded and emailed to you when the call is complete. That means that you can record incoming & outgoing calls, or even calls in progress. We’re currently running a free trial too so you can try it out yourself.
Secure Speak is not a licensed lawyer and any statements do not constitute legal advice. Contact a lawyer for information pertaining to your specific case, and reference the Georgia statutes directly.