Submission Number: 00283
Received: 2/9/2011 6:33:16 PM
Commenter: Russell Glass
Organization: Bizo, inc.
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"
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The FTC’s recommendation for Do Not Track (DNT) functionality has been a great lightning rod for industry action, spurring online retailers and the online advertising industry to think hard about the right way to handle delicate privacy issues. However, there are some significant problems with the direction the industry is taking, requiring further clarification and focus from the FTC. I believe that inaction by the FTC to create a course correction could lead to significant consumer and industry harm, and a stifling of high-tech, small business success and innovation in the US, in addition to further monopolistic conditions for Google and Microsoft.
Detailed comments in attached Word doc.