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Case Name EPIC v. United States Postal Service FA-DC-0026
Docket / Court 1:21-cv-2156 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Case Summary
EPIC, a privacy and civil liberties organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, from using facial recognition and social media monitoring tools. Filed on August 12, ... read more >
EPIC, a privacy and civil liberties organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, from using facial recognition and social media monitoring tools. Filed on August 12, 2021, the complaint alleges that the Postal Service did not conduct the required privacy assessments under the E-Government Act prior to adopting new surveillance tools and requested declaratory and injunctive relief.

Jonah Hudson-Erdman - 09/12/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) United States Postal Inspection Service
United States Postal Service
Plaintiff Description The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 08/12/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
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  EPIC v. U.S. Postal Service
EPIC
Date: Aug. 12, 2021
By: EPIC
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General Documents
D.D.C.
08/12/2021
Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 1]
FA-DC-0026-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Source: Public.Resource.Org
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Butler, Alan (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
FA-DC-0026-0001
Davisson, John L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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