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Mar. 2nd, 2011 | 08:39 pm
mood: amusedamused

Ars Technica points out a SCOTUS ruling concerning the question of whether companies, in the USA, have a right to personal privacy in relation to FOIA requests. Normally, this is not something I'd write about, but the (unanimous, BTW) ruling (PDF linked in the article) ends with this gem:

We reject the argument that because “person” is defined for purposes of FOIA to include a corporation, the phrase “personal privacy” in Exemption 7(C) reaches corporations as well. The protection in FOIA against disclosure of law enforcement information on the ground that it would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy does not extend to corporations. We trust that AT&T will not take it personally.


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