A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00023

Submission Number:
00023
Commenter:
Robin Nelson
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"

The idea behind the "do not track" option is great, but I am concerned that anything that works against advertising on the internet will result in layered service which greatly favors companies over individuals. Please don't do anything to change the nature of the internet, which right now is a wonderful tool for everyone, including individual consumers, and one that is largely supported by the advertising that depends on the collecting of these profiles that you are concerned about. I think what you will end up with is far worse than what we have now.