FOIA Implications: Are corporations entitled, under federal law, to “personal privacy”?

From Scotusblog: http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/09/a-review-of-state-secrets/

After the heavy political controversy over the Supreme Court’s ruling early this year treating corporations as “persons” and thus freeing them to spend what they wish in federal election campaigns, the Court on Tuesday agreed to examine whether corporations are “persons” for another reason: that is, whether they are entitled, under federal law, to “personal privacy” protecting from disclosure corporate information that is in the files of federal government agencies. The case, a test of a section of the Freedom of Information Act shielding records from disclosure if they involved “personal privacy,” is Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T Inc., et al. (09-1279). Justice Kagan is recused from the case.

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