2 Laws, Guidelines, and Policies

2-1 The Best of Public and Private Practices

The Postal Service is subject to the privacy protection requirements of the Privacy Act, and the document access requirements of the FOIA. The Postal Service has also developed a customer privacy policy based on federal laws and guidelines and the best practices of the private sector. The privacy statutes, guidelines, and Postal Service policies described in this section provide a comprehensive privacy–protection framework.