So Sir Ian Blair thinks it is ok to tape his telephone conversations without informing the other party. The best bit of this little gem was that according to the media the call was about the admissibility of telephone tap evidence in British courts.
I am unclear as to whether or not he has broken any laws. The article in the Times implies there may be Data Protection implications and I always thought that you had to notify the other party if you intend to record their call hence the long winded gibberish at the beginning of some calls to banks, insurance companies etc. However, according to the radio this morning this may not be the case.
Whatever the outcome of the technical legal points being made I think Ian Blair has made a serious misjudgement in believing that it was ok to tape/tap the phone calls which he made.