|Received:||12/5/2004 9:13:38 PM|
|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 increase telephone spam by allowing pre-recorded marketing messages to be given an additional 'safe harbor' or in any other way increasing their flexibility to disrupt the privacy of my home. We worked hard to gain ground against the telemarketers' stealing my time. If an allignment between the FCC and FTC policy is being requested by the telemarketers, then, the best choice for citizens protection would be to have the FCC rules conform to the FTC rules so the recorded message loophole could be closed. Because of the overwhelming success of the Do Not Call Registry program (66 million!), telemarketers are distressed and are looking for new ways to circumvent citizens' desire to be left alone. It is obvious that a significant proportion of the population does not find this marketing technique desirable. If I want to receive marketing information from a company, I am sure that company will be willing to provide that information to me upon my request. Therefore, privacy of citizens should be even further strengthened to require telemarketers to gain 'opt in' authorization prior to invading citizens' homes, rather than burdening citizens to 'opt out'.