|Received:||11/30/2004 2:41:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This goes against the original idea of the Federal Trade Commission having a National Do-Not-Call list. The National Do-Not-Call list will be undermined and weakened by amendments to its rule of this type, detracting from its usefulness to the consumer. As an American citizen and consumer, I value my privacy, and I find the FTC's National Do-Not-Call list to be of very high value. It is easier and far more practical to enlist once with the FTC to protect my privacy, as opposed to contacting all individual companies who can claim they have a business relationship with me and requesting they not contact me further. It is preferable to avoid these unwanted solicitations altogether, because as the consumer, I should have the right to prefer to seek out businesses myself, rather than have them seek me out through my home telephone. By opening the very list which should ensure I am not contacted by solicitors to those solicitors seems both counterproductive and wrong.