Re: GDPR @James 47
IANAL but I did look this up a while ago for my own reasons.
You’re free to keep conversations for individual, personal use without a warning, even if they’re covertly recorded telephone conversations, provided it’s your own personal phone/computer in your own home. What your probably won’t be able to do is use it as evidence in court as it could be deemed unlawful but not illegal depending on the circumstances.. but that’s not a real-world issue for airing dirty laundry like this. What it definitely won’t do is make you a criminal, as household data processing isn’t covered by GDPR or by RIPA. If it was, everyone would technically become a dirty crim the moment they launched the Facebook app due to “covertly” sharing the PII of their phone contacts without consent.
There is also the fact that IRC logging is a default/common practice, as well as multiple warnings about this within the software itself. Finally, for the nerds among us, public channel messages and user-to-user messages are all sent using PRIVMSG under the hood, further indicating that there is no real privacy to be had!
I would say she’s well within her rights to do what she wants, even in jolly old England.