A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00080

Submission Number:
00080
Commenter:
Joy Keegans
State:
Florida
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 believe it should be illegal for companies to track one's searches on the Internet. It has been abundantly apparent to me for years now that this happens. Each time, as the result of shopping or perhaps, just browsing, or even seeking information, I receive a litany of unsolicited e-mails from unknown throughout the world, wanting to sell something similar to what I may have researched. I am insulted by the barrage that never ends. Furthermore, it is so very obvious that e-mails are being read, because I usually receive several e-mails from unknown posing with names lifted from my e-mails, with the intention to tricking me into thinking it may be a friend's e-mail. This is so wrong. And, the Security Tool virus has caused two new computer purchases in less than one year, because it never really 'leaves' your computer once it comes into it... Please, aren't we passed the pioneer stage and ready to set stricter parameters with this new wave of technology Thank you, Federal Trade Commission, for all you do!