A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00032

Submission Number:
00032
Commenter:
Brett Singer
Organization:
Citizen
State:
California
Initiative Name:
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"

I fully and completely support a requirement that no commercial business should be allowed to track internet user's online activities or compile profiles about the users without the users knowledge AND expressly provided approval. To ensure that such a rule is enforced in a meaningful manner, consent forms should be required to be written in simple, understandable language and be brief. The key is to convey the basic scope of the tracking and profiling activity. The commission should show discretion Long, legal forms that cover every detailed aspect hurt rather than help the situation b/c nobody will read them.