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Civil liberties group sues to end post office surveillance program

privacy and civil liberties nonprofit is asking a federal judge to order the post office to suspend its Internet Covert Operations Program and to cease and desist from using facial recognition and social media surveillance tools or collecting personal information until it conducts a privacy impact assessment required by law.

The United States Postal Service and its law enforcement arm, the United States Postal Inspection Service, “have unlawfully initiated the Internet Covert Operations Program, procured and used facial recognition and social media monitoring tools under the iCOP, and used facial recognition and social media monitoring tools to initiate or significantly modify collections of personal information under the iCOP without first conducting and publishing the full and complete Privacy Impact Assessment,” states the complaint, filed on Thursday in Washington, D.C., by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

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