Postal Service Faces Privacy Suit Over Covert Ops Program
By Victoria McKenzie (August 16, 2021, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Postal Service and its law enforcement arm have been sued for failing to issue a privacy impact assessment before launching its controversial "Internet Covert Operations Program" in 2018, which uses facial recognition and other technologies to collect personal information.
In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center pressed a D.C. federal court to issue a cease and desist order suspending the "unlawful surveillance" program until the agency complies with federal privacy laws.
"It's very bizarre that this is happening at the postal service to begin with," John Davisson, who represents EPIC, told Law360 Monday. "Americans expect the U.S....
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