|Received:||12/10/2004 3:51:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I absolutely do *not* want any more invasions into my personal privacy by marketers! The so-called "do not call" list is more of a "you really shouldn't but no one is going to do anything if you do" list. Marketers, by nature, are fairly unscrupulous individuals whom everyday citizens need protections *against.* They also have the lobbying power to convince politicians to support their cause, though citizens do not. We have nothing but the power of the pen, and I hope that the messages you receive will be heeded. I'd be amazed if you got even one comment from a non-marketer in favor of this legislation. Average citizens cannot understand the subtle language of this initiative. "Established business relationship", in particular, is a phrase wide open for interpretation. Even if this term is defined in the legislation to my satisfaction, the miserable record telemarketers already have following the TSR makes me believe that I will spend hours yelling red-faced into the phone at marketers demanding they respect my privacy. How about we change the TSR to state that anyone caught not abiding by it will lose a limb for each infringement? It wouldn't take long to make all marketers quadreplegic...maybe then I would be able to enjoy my privacy in peace.