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Section 16.02 of the Texas Penal Code outlines what is considered an unlawful interception, use, or disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications. This is a complex law, though, so if you would like advice on whether you can record a conversation, it would be best to consult with an attorney.

We usually refer folks to the Reporter's Recording Guide, a publication put out by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that discusses the taping laws of Texas and other states. For more information, review our research guide on recording laws.

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