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require government and medical employees to accept to have phone conversations recorded

    ura soul
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    require government and medical employees to accept to have phone conversations recorded

    recently, i have been dealing with several different groups of a-gents from government and hospitals regarding different issues, ranging from 'planning permission' to family health. i learned long ago that many people will gladly step up for a salary and claim a position of authority to speak and advise, yet when asked or pressured to be put to the test in that capacity in a way that would bind them in a court case - they all too often do whatever they can to disown their authority and power position, in favor of silence. since i also learned that without a recording of a phone call with a-gents of institutions and corporate entities, the phone call may as well not have existed, i chose to inform the people i spoke with in planning that i was recording the call. here's the outcome:

    • a-gent #1: "no, i don't agree to you recording the phone call"
    • me: "ok, can you maybe put me through to someone who will accept me recording the phonecall"
    • a-gent #1: ... "i'll put you through to my supervisor"
    • a-gent #2: "no, i don't agree to you recording the phonecall either"
    • me: "i don't understand why you are willing to comment on the case i am calling about, but not be recorded, that suggests a lack of integrity on your part"

    in the end i got him to agree to communicate through email, so that a record was kept - yet what reason is there to prevent a phonecall being made of a conversation that you are willingly engaging in for purposes of the alleged government that is allgedly in service of the people? i accept that it is commonly a matter of personal preference as to whether or not you want to be recorded, but when in a government role where your actions effect the lives of many others, transparency and integrity are paramount.

    it is for these reasons that i would like to create a move to guarantee that all 'medical professionals' and government a-gents be obliged to allow phone calls to be recorded when acting in their professional capacity.

    i have no experience of getting such ideas enacted through government, but i'll put this out onto the web to see what comes of it!

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      • 7thson
        7thson

        I personally would not give two shits if they "agree" to be recorded or not. Your own agreement is not a necessary component for others to record YOU. This is one-sided meethinks.

        • ura soul
          ura soul

          i don't either, but to my understanding such recordings are not admissible in court if permission is not given.

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