Submission Number: 00146
Received: 12/6/2010 11:58:16 AM
Commenter: David Carcache
State: New York
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"
Attachments: No Attachments
Dear FTC Staff,
The need for consumer choice is no longer an option online unless one's cookies are enabled, and without the FTC's strongest measures to protect citizens, companies determined to compete in the marketplace can expose internet users to increasing privacy threats from domestic and international governments, companies, data mercenaries, outright fraud and deception.
Telcos have too much power and have consolidated their resources at the expense of the online public and it must stop. Small. mid-sized and large companies can hardly wait to aggregate this bandwidth and sell it at a premium to the highest bidder, making the opportunities rural areas could have more difficult.
More important is a rise in costs that will certainly happen for education, and a further decreased of public affair obligations to the public.