When is disclosure OK?


In the second segment of this video series, CCP Chairman Brad Smith discusses the primary legitimate function of disclosure and how requiring too much disclosure isn’t useful.  Brad describes why  the Supreme Court upheld disclosure requirements and how using disclosure information to boycott business is outside of government interest.  Finally, Brad discusses the line between having too much and too little disclosed information and how having too much information can obscure relevant information and be misleading.  The event was an AEI panel on President Obama’s proposed executive order that would require federal contractors to reveal non-profit donations.


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