Archive for September 19th, 2013

Postcom General Counsel pens letter objecting to IMpb customer list disclosure

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At a minimum, we can see no legitimate basis for mandating the reporting of mail owner information when the mail owners themselves do not wish to be identified. The Postal Service claims that identifying mail owners will provide value to those mail owners by providing them with the ability to track packages through the Postal Service’s system. We agree that this tracking ability is a positive aspect of the IMpb—but that is not an argument for the mandatory collection of mail owner information. Those mail owners who want this increased visibility can voluntarily identify themselves. Those who do not should be permitted to remain anonymous. Further, if it is true, as Postal Service representatives have claimed, that the Postal Service already has information regarding the majority of mail owners responsible for parcel shipments, why establish a mandate to identify the few remaining mail owners? Why interfere in the relationship between mail service providers and their customers?

via Postcom General Counsel pens letter objecting to IMpb customer list disclosure | Ruralinfo Postal News.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

September 19th, 2013 at 10:06 am

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