Lawsuit Filed Against US Postal Service
Posted: Friday, October 12th, 2007 at 3:13 pm
A lawsuit has been filed against the US postal service by an attorney who claims that the postal service sold personal details of employees to marketing firms, which was in breach of the US Privacy Act. The lawsuit has been filed by the attorney on behalf of all US postal employees.According to the lawsuit the US Postal Service has allowed the main employee database to be accessed by various marketing firms. The database contains a range of personal information relating to employees, both current and former, including their home addresses.
The attorney stated: ‘It appears that USPS is sharing sensitive employee information to a wide range of marketers, hawking everything from cell phones to credit cards. Not only do we think this sort of activity is illegal, we think it sets a very bad example as the nation’s second-largest employer.’
Speaking about one client he added: ‘Our client is outraged that an organization he has dedicated the last 10 years of his life to would be so quick to sell his personal information for a quick buck. We expect a huge outpouring from postal employees throughout the U.S. who have experienced the same thing.’