|Received:||11/27/2004 3:36:30 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The government restrictions finally implemented via the "Do Not Call List" have created a major impact on my frustration with telephone marketing. Before these restrictions, the intrusions of telephnone marketers (especially with automated dialing and with prerecorded messages) into the privacy and sanctuary of my home was a significant negative factor in my quality of life! Now that that problem has been effectively eliminated, I can't believe that the FTC is now considering relaxing the existing rules. This smacks of collusion between the FTC and the Direct Marketing Association. DON'T BACKPEDAL ON YOUR EXISTING RULES THAT HAVE FINALLY GIVEN ME SOME PEACE AND QUIET! Allowing one to "opt out" of receiving these telephnone messages is not a useful feature -- it still allows people to invade my privacy on bedhalf of countless business parties.