US Postal Service Moves To Escape Facial Recognition Suit
Law360 (October 22, 2021, 6:46 PM EDT) — The U.S. Postal Service is asking a D.C. federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging its use of facial recognition and other technologies to collect personal information, saying a privacy watchdog lacks standing because it hasn’t shown how the organization was harmed.
EPIC alleged in August that the iCOP program is procedurally defective because the Postal Service failed to first conduct a privacy impact assessment as required under some circumstances by the E-Government Act of 2002. But the Postal Service shot back that because the watchdog and its members suffered no injury sufficient to establish standing to sue, the district court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction and dismissal is therefore warranted.