Secretly recording or listening to a conversation held in a private place, without the consent of all parties, whether carried out orally or by wire or electronic means, is a felony invasion of privacy underGeorgia law. Ga. Code ann. § 16-11-62.
Violation of the statute carries a penalty of imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years or a fine not to exceed $10,000.00, or both. Ga. Code ann. § 16-11-69. However, the law expressly provides that it does not prohibit a person who is a party to a conversation from recording, and allows recording if one party to the conversation has given prior consent. Ga. Code ann. § 16-11-66.