High Court To Take FCC-AT&T Corporate Privacy Case

Law360 (September 28, 2010, 12:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review an appeals court ruling in favor of AT&T Inc. that corporations can use the Freedom of Information Act's personal privacy exemption to stop the federal government from releasing their records.

The FCC is seeking review of a September 2009 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that ordered the agency to consider AT&T's personal privacy when compelling the production of the company's documents under FOIA.

Comptel, a trade association for some of AT&T's competitors, had submitted the FOIA request for documents related to an FCC probe into whether the...

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