We live in a digital age, and many situations arise wherein you are recorded in one way or another. Aspects of this include red light cameras, taped telephone conversations, and surveillance cameras. This page will provide you with some general information about the laws on these topics and how they intersect with the right to privacy. If you have questions about a specific situation involving audio or video recording, please consult an attorney.
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas statutes and federal law that govern recording and issues related to recording. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.
Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."
These e-books contain information on recording laws. These e-books can be viewed by those who have signed up for a free library account with the State Law Library. Only Texas residents are eligible to sign up. Signing up is free.