A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00119

Submission Number:
00119
Commenter:
Gene Kimball
Organization:
Retired
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"

Tagging a web surfer with a cookie makes no sense and we ought to be able to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out'. This was a gimmick started decades ago and should never have been allowed to be put in place without a customer's approval. This is akin to putting a radio transponder on every citizen who shops the Internet so that the owner of the transponder can track your every move - in the name of commerce. It is an old argument and holds no ground. This is a privacy issue and tracking should not be allowed on a person even in virtual reality. It is time to stop this nonsense and create the list. It has been reported that it would cause a major problem with vendors on the Internet. It would not. They simply need to stop this personal invasion practice.