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|Using Digital recorders. Why, How and Legal|
So you have a DashCam in your car, you need a Digital Recorder in your pocket
You may have concerns about being misrepresented
There may be people who have intent on harming you
It may be impossible to take written notes at the time.
In the quest for power, you may be dispensable
There may be fellow ringers with bipolar mental issues
In my experience, accurate reporting is ensured by having true facts available
Digital recorders are readily available on ebay from £10 upwards
Several things to look out for
|Fitting and disguising||
A shirt breast pocket or jeans fob pocket.
External microphone worn clipped inside a trousers belt.
The higher quality of recording the better.
The device will need to be activated in privacy.
Notes here are valid in England in 2019
Recording must be for personal use.
Consent from all participants is required before any other use is allowed.
Which gives us a dilemma, how can a participant give consent about something they do not know about?
I see the way out of this dilemma is to ask the participants that if any private recordings exist, would they like to know? Then if positive, would they like to discuss the content?
If someone asks you to delete any recording, you are under no obligation to do so.
|Is it a waste of effort?||
Evidence is only useful if presented.
No opportunity to present the true evidence means that the collection of accurate evidence is pointless.
The quality can be poor, and not as distinct as would be heard by the human ear at the time.Listen to these samples and see if you can pick out the important statements.
There is no standard qualifications system