Intelligence Law Glossary - Mail Cover [HTML-Only]


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Mail Cover

Administrative Law

Department of Defense Regulation 5240.1-R, Procedures Governing the Activities of DOD Intelligence Components that Affect U.S. Persons, § C8.2.3 (Dec. 1982): “Mail cover”

Mail cover means the process by which a record is made of any data appearing on the outside cover of any class of mail matter as permitted by law, other than that necessary for the delivery of mail or administration of the Postal Service.