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Not all Persons Are Entitled to Personal Privacy under FOIA

The U.S. Supreme Court today in FCC v. AT&T, Inc., reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, holding that “personal privacy” under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) does not extend to corporations even though they are defined as “persons” under the statute. Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the Court, expressed his “trust [...]