|Received:||12/21/2004 12:58:24 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The proposed amendment, if adopted, destroys the spirit and intent of the do-not-call list. It would allow an invasion of my privacy on a phone lines for which I, not the telemarketer, pay. By registering on the do-not-call list in such huge numbers, the American public has made known, in a very loud and clear voice, the desire to maintain our privacy and the FTC must respect our decision. Our RIGHT TO PRIVACY supercedes any perceived business necessity of the telemarketing industry. If the industry feels the need to maintain telephone communication with potential customers, it should establish 1-800 phone numbers for consumers to contact them, at the consumers convenience. If there is a conflict between the FTC regulations and the FCC regulations, it should be the FCC that amends its regulations so as to continue consumer protection and privacy.