☞ Corporate Fictions

  • I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this, but I am shocked at just how blatantly disdainful BSA are of both their customers and of the government. Asserting that open standards are bad for you is so obviously ridiculous – not to mention orthogonal to most of their members’ publicly-stated positions – that BSA just looks ludicrous here.
  • Corporations do not have a right of personal privacy for purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects from disclosure law enforcement records whose disclosure “could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”

    Very important reversal of a bad decision by a lower court that agreed with the extension of the equivalence of corporations and humans into “personal privacy” which would have made the Freedom of Information Act (and thus most transparency) ineffective. There’s also a good analysis on the same site.

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