Commonwealth v. Mason

In Commonwealth v. Mason, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered whether the Commonwealth was permitted to introduce audio recordings captured by a “nanny cam” that was surreptitiously installed in a child’s bedroom. The Court held that the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, 18 Pa.C.S. §§ 5701-5782, does not prohibit such a recording from being used at trial. The Court reasoned that the nanny whose conduct was recorded did not demonstrate that she had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the child’s bedroom. Thus the protections of the Act did not inure to her benefit.

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