Catarina points out some privacy issues with regard to chat recording in this article Caterina.net: GoogleTalk transcripts not only freaky, but potentially illegal.
I wonder if it's legal for me to turn chat recording on at all since I don't usually say to the person I am chatting with, "Is it OK with you if I record this chat?" No, I just have it turned on, because it's the default and it might be handy some time.
Skype (no, I don't work for them) encrypts the data from point to point so there's nothing to record except on the client machines, so there's no issue about third parties snooping but still, maybe we should be asking for peoples permission to record our chat conversations with them.
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