FTC: Consumer Privacy Comments Concerning Search Net--P974806
Mr. Robert Pitofsky, Chairman
Re: Support of Self Regulation
Dear Mr. Chairman,
In response to the Commission's request for additional comments following hearings held June 10, 1997, I as a licensed private investigator, am a regular user of public and non-public records, such as credit headers, and support the proposition of self regulation.
Public and non-public records have a beneficial use, and a need in our society. It is important that a free flow of information be available to support commerce and our judicial system. We are required to keep the information confidential and maintain a high degree of accuracy in our reports due to law and the test of the courts and marketplace. Our industry has a willingness and desire to self regulate.
I ask that you support self regulation and work with the industry to successfully bring about policies and procedures that we can all live with in a free society.