Nashville DA Puts Listening Devices In Offices In Troubling Secret Trend

  • Listening devices have been installed in areas around the Nashville District Attorney’s office, according to news reports. The revelations come as similar recording devices are popping up in other government buildings across the country in what appears to be a troubling trend of citizen monitoring.
  • District Attorney Glenn Funk’s team did not dispute the findings of a NewsChannel 5 investigation, the news outlet reported. Instead, DA officials insisted the devices — capable of picking up conversations of employees and visitors without prior warning — are a necessary part of office security. The District Attorney’s office added that “there is no reasonable expectation of privacy for conversations in public places.”
  • Such arguments may not hold up to federal wiretapping laws, privacy experts say.
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