|Received:||11/28/2004 11:50:00 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not amend the Telemarketing Sales Rule as proposed, it works fine just the way it is. All amendments should be bult on opt-in (the consumers needs to authorize any communication first), and not on any opt-out procedure. Opt-out allows companies too much potential latitude in getting around the rules, and places the burden on the consumer. Generally, companies only propose amendments they find beneficial to themselves; therefore heavy consumer protections such as opt-in need to be included. This rule works great as is, I wish it could be expanded to email, and to charity and political organizations.