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Recording Laws

This legal research guide provides information about surveillance and recording laws, including electronic monitoring in the workplace and consent requirements for recording conversations.

Visual Recording


Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas and federal law that governs various ways of video surveillance. 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.

Understanding the Law

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 simple terms.

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

These e-books contain information on video surveillance. 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.