Icon wrote:I would extrongly advice against using the reocrding, as it can be proven she did this illegally, without the parties involved consent, and then SHE is the one going to jail. Yes, not fair, but that is the way the cookie crumbles.
The company is correct in the sense that they cannot provide such information. They are not supposed to.
Criminal Code Article 315-1
An offense with one of the following circumstances shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years, short-term imprisonment, or a fine of not more than three hundred thousand yuan:
1. Uses instruments or equipment without reason
to peep at or eavesdrop on other’s non-public activities, speeches, talks, or the private part of the body
2. Uses audio recording, photographic, visual-taping, or electromagnetic means without reason
to record other’s non-public activities, speeches, talks, or the private bodily part
Art. 12 to 24 also provide for reduced or zero culpability in some situations such as defense of life, property, etc.
The PIPA has conditions and exceptions, so whether or not the company would get in trouble depends on the circumstances, but I don't see how their refusal to provide information could get them in trouble, unless it can be proven that they have an obligation to provide the information.