Iowa - SUBTITLE 1. CRIME CONTROL AND CRIMINAL ACTS
CHAPTER 727. HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE
Iowa Code § 727.8 (2005)
727.8 Electronic and mechanical eavesdropping.
Any person, having no right or authority to do so, who taps into or connects a listening or recording device to any telephone or other communication wire, or who by any electronic or mechanical means listens to, records, or otherwise intercepts a conversation or communication of any kind, commits a serious misdemeanor; provided, that the sender or recipient of a message or one who is openly present and participating in or listening to a communication shall not be prohibited hereby from recording such message or communication; and further provided, that nothing herein shall restrict the use of any radio or television receiver to receive any communication transmitted by radio or wireless signal.