US, Others Back Ill. College In 7th Circ. FOIA Row

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT) -- The federal government and several higher education associations urged the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a ruling that federal privacy law does not prohibit the University of Illinois from disclosing student records to Chicago Tribune Co.

The university's board of trustees is fighting a March 7 decision that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 didn't prevent officials from disclosing records with “personal identifiable information," which the newspaper company had requested as part of an investigation into students who may have received preferential...
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