A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00038

Submission Number:
00038
Commenter:
Kathryn Roecklein
Organization:
University of Pittsburgh
State:
Pennsylvania
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 am highly in favor of the FTC's proposal to balance the privacy rights that I have as a consumer with the needs of businesses that use consumer information to provide certain services. The proposed "Do Not Track" mechanism is appropriate because it would allow me to choose what to share and when, and to know that information about me is not being tracked without my explicit consent.