Journalist's Guide

Conviction under these statutes carry civil and/or criminal penalties.

Federal law also provides statutory protections against electronic surveillance and eavesdropping. Generally, those protections are no more than the state law, but they can result in additional liability for a violation.

The Maryland law on Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance appears at Title 10 Subtitle 4 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Criminal laws regarding camera and visual surveillance appear in the Criminal Law Article, Title 3 Subtitle 9.


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