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Government Accountability Office, U.S. Postal Service: Update on E-Commerce Activities and Privacy Protections (GAO-02-79) (Dec. 21, 2001) (full-text).


The objectives of this study were to (1) determine what actions USPS has taken to respond to the recommendations in the GAO September 2000 report[1] relating to its e-commerce activities; (2) update the status and performance of USPSe-commerce initiatives; and (3) compare federal privacy laws, regulations, and policies that apply to USPS in the e-commerce area to those that apply to private-sector providers and discuss voluntary privacy protections provided by USPS and selected private-sector providers.


  1. GAO, U.S. Postal Service: Postal Activities and Laws Related to Electronic Commerce (GAO/GGD-00-188) (Sept. 7, 2000).