|Received:||11/27/2004 6:35:14 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This family steadfastly opposes any loosening of regulations that require marketing operations to respect our peace and privacy. Historically their attempted 'self regulation' of slammers, spammers, and scammers was an abysmal failure. The DMA has consistently fought efforts to protect consumers from the invasive and wasteful phone and fax campaigns of unethical businesses. If FCC regulations permit prerecorded messages to people on the 'Do Not Call' list, it is time to eliminate that loophole, not weaken existing FTC measures that afford American families some peace during dinner. This latest attempt to subvert consumer protections is the narrow end of a wedge designed to widen corporate access to our private lives. Again, we oppose any loosening of existing 'Do Not Dial' regulations.