FTC: Consumer Privacy Comments Concerning Krotzer Legal Investigations--P974806
C. I. P. I.
June 25, 1997
Secretary, Federal Trade Commission
Re: Self Regulation
Dear Mr. Secretary,
In response to the Commission's request for additional comments following the June 10, 1997, hearing on Public and Private database usage, I submit the following:
I am a licensed California Private Investigator, and I utilize both public and non-public information sources on a daily basis. I support the notion of self-regulation of the industry very strongly, because self-government without self-regulation DOES NOT WORK.
The data that we access and utilize daily in our business has a legitimate purpose and a beneficial impact on society. Many of our cases prevent the furtherance of fraud, and save our collective clients literally millions of dollars.
We are required to be as precise and accurate as we can possibly be, and to keep any information we access confidential due to the law, our competition and our own ethical standards. As a member of both California Association of Legal Investigators and California Institute for Professional Investigators, I am held to a very high standard regarding the ethical dissemination of all information I receive. Please don't allow this important and vital aspect of my livliehood to be taken from me.
Our industry must have the opportunity to self-regulate and continue our investigative efforts on behalf of our clients and society in general. I ask that you support this self-regulation and work with our industry in implementing a plan acceptable to all concerned.
Dan Krotzer, Qualified Manager
319 Elm Street · Suite 101M · San
Diego · California · 92101-2639