Why is secretly recording phone calls worse than recording them without your consent?
When you phone your bank or just about any other corporation you get the typical "this phone call may be recorded for training etc purposes", good luck finding a bank/big industry that doesn't do that.
So corporations record everything.
But what if you are a whistle blower, what if you merely want evidence of wrong-doing. Now you can't have it, that's hardly fair is it? Or a journalist?
Make a law to prevent very personal private calls from being broadcast, fine, but don't criminalise all un-notified recordings.
And what about the police, are you going to bar them from making secret recordings, no? - that is double standards.
And if you make it illegal to record a phone conversation... Does that include someone writing down the conversation... during the conversation... or after the conversation? What someone happens to put you on speakerphone whilst someone else is shooting video... What if you were standing in front of a store video-camera and put the conversation on speakerphone - would that make the stores recording illegal!!!!!