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Supreme Court To Hear Privacy Cases

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 4, 2010

The new Supreme Court term has begun, and among the cases on the docket for Tuesday are key decisions related to privacy. The court is scheduled to hear NASA v. Nelson, the Los Angeles Times reports, which contests a privacy ruling won by 28 employees on the issue of whether the government can require background checks that include medical, financial and drug use history for low-risk employees and contractors. The court will also hear a case involving AT&T and whether corporations are eligible for the same protection as individuals when it comes to Freedom of Information Act requests.
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