"Supreme Court: Corporations Don't Have 'Personal Privacy' Rights"

"The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Tuesday that AT&T and other corporations do not have personal privacy rights under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to make documents publicly available upon request, but contains an exemption for documents that "constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."

Claiming they were a "corporation citizen," AT&T tried to use the personal privacy exemption to prevent the disclosure of federal government documents about the company. "

Eric W. Dolan reports for Raw Story March 2, 2011.


"Corporations Don't Have 'Personal Privacy' Rights, Supreme Court Rules" (Los Angeles Times)

"Supreme Court: No Privacy Exemption for Businesses in FOIAs" (USA TODAY)

"Supreme Court: No 'Privacy' for Corporations" (OMB Watch)

Source: Raw Story, 03/03/2011