|CITATION||Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 272 § 99|
It is a crime to record any conversation, whether oral or wire, without the consent of all parties in Massachusetts. The penalty for violating the law is a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence of up to five years. Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 272, § 99.
Disclosure of the contents of an illegally recorded conversation, when accompanied by the knowledge that it was obtained illegally, is a misdemeanor that can be punished with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to two years. Civil damages are expressly authorized for the greater of actual damages, $100 for each day of violation or $1,000. Punitive damages and attorney fees also are recoverable.
|CONSENT REQUIRED||All parties to communication.|
|PENALTIES||The penalty for violating the law is a felony, which can include a fine of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a jail sentence of up to five years. Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 272, § 99.|