Sep 302009
 
 September 30, 2009  Posted by  Business, Court

Kristen J. Mathews writes:

Since when does a legal entity have “privacy” rights?

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 a corporation (AT&T) was protected by an exemption in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that applies to “unwarranted invasions of personal privacy.”

Read more on Proskauer Rose Privacy Law Blog

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