In a unanimous decision on March 1, 2011, the Supreme Court held in FCC v. AT&T that corporations do not have personal privacy rights under the Freedom of Information Act, reversing a 2009 Third Circuit decision.
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Since the Third Circuit said so, in its September 22, 2009 decision in AT&T v. Federal Communications Commission (No. 084024). Most privacy practitioners would not consider a legal entity to have privacy rights. Rather, a legal entity may have trade secrets or contractual confidentiality protections. However, in its novel holding, the Third Circuit found that … Continue Reading