Oregon


It is a “Class A” misdemeanor for a third party to intercept, attempt to intercept, or get any other person to intercept any wire or oral communication without the consent of any parties to the conversation in Oregon. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.543.

People who violate the statute are subject to fines, not to exceed $6,250, and prison time, not to exceed one year. Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 165.543, 161.615.

Unless one is a party to the conversation or has received consent from one of the parties, it is illegal to obtain any part of a telecommunication or a radio communication. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(a). It is illegal to tamper with telephone wires unless one is a party to the conversation. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(b). One cannot use a device to record a conversation unless all parties of the conversation are informed. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(c). It is also illegal for a party to obtain, divulge, or use a conversation knowing it was obtained illegally by someone else. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(1)(d),(e).

To record a conversation with an unconcealed recording device, all parties to the conversation must either know or reasonably expect that the conversation is being taped. Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.540(6)(c).