Federal Employees Sue Over Privacy
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 10, 2012
Several federal employees and their representing organizations have filed a privacy protection lawsuit against the federal government, according to The Weissman Report. The plaintiffs in Senior Executives Association v. United States claim that the recently passed Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act violates their constitutional right to “informational privacy.” Filed in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, the suit seeks to protect the financial information of approximately 28,000 federal employees. The STOCK Act, slated to go into effect on August 31, mandates that all federal agencies disclose the financial forms of senior civilian and military employees for public viewing online.