Corporations don’t have ‘personal privacy’ rights, Supreme Court rules

“We do not usually speak of personal characteristics, personal effects, personal correspondence, personal influence or personal tragedy as referring to corporations or other artificial entities. In fact, we often use the word ‘personal’ to mean precisely the opposite of business-related: We speak of personal expenses and business expenses, personal life and work life, personal opinion and a company’s view.” — Chief Justice John Roberts, on a new SJC ruling that corporations don’t have a right to personal privacy.

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