Suit Says USPS Sold Employees' Personal Info

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A putative class of postal workers sued the U.S. Postal Service Monday for allegedly selling their private information to marketers.

Lead plaintiff Lance McDermott, a mail processing equipment mechanic from outside of Seattle, said that while the USPS knew it was subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, it knowingly violated them.

According to the complaint, as part of its Strategic Business Initiatives plan, the USPS allows private businesses to access and profit from its employee master file.

The complaint accused the USPS of signing...
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