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In Open Government Case, Government Opposes "Personal Privacy" Rights for Corporations

The Solicitor General filed the government's brief in an important Supreme Court case that will determine if corporations have personal privacy rights in Freedom of Information Act cases. The Solicitor General is defending the FCC's decision to disclose records pertaining to an investigation concerning AT&T. AT&T challenged the agency and a federal appeals court sided with AT&T and held that the FOIA grants corporations personal privacy rights. In its brief, the Solicitor General argues that the opinion is "a singular outlier in an otherwise uniform body of more than 35 years of decisional law and commentary." EPIC will file an amicus brief in support of the FCC. For more information, see EPIC: FCC v. AT&T.

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