Lawyers for AT&T have won a court battle with the Federal Communications Commission over whether corporations are entitled to assert claims of "personal" privacy. The FCC argued that when Congress crafted the exemptions clauses of the Freedom of Information Act, it intended the phrase "personal privacy" to extend only to human beings. But AT&T claimed that FOIA specifically defines the term "person" to include corporations. The 3rd Circuit has ruled that AT&T had the better argument.
3rd Circuit Says Corporations May Take Info Requests 'Personally'
The Legal Intelligencer
September 24, 2009