|Received:||1/10/2005 9:09:42 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I realize you must respond to formally submitted applications (as filed by the Direct Marketing Association)....but please consider the impact of the consumers' voice when the Do Not Call List proposals were made -- an overwhelming, almost unanimous NO! Trust me, nothing has changed since then! While I have you, there is another apparent 'standard practice' that needs to be revised -- that of assuming permission without a specific "do not allow" election by the consumer. I'm not sure of the correct nomenclature, but for example, not long ago we here in North Carolina found our very state government agencies (in this case, the DMV) were selling lists of its resident's names and addresses to "spammers" (for marketing contact purposes) etc., unless we had filed forms specifying our name/address were NOT to be allowed to be provided. THAT PRACTICE IS JUST WRONG! Holders of this private information should only be allowed to release it in ANY manner unless expressed permission has already been granted, via the same 'registration' method!!! Please take some positive actions to protect our rights to security and privacy. Please help us keep our doors closed to uninvited and unwanted intrusions and tacit invasions. PLEASE HELP NORMALIZE AMERICA! Thank you for your help -- remember, we're counting on you!