A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00125

Submission Number:
00125
Commenter:
Terry Bell
State:
Texas
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 hate the fact that BIG BROTHER is constantly tracking and then selling, trading or somehow divulging my personal info. And, once you're on the internet (whether with or without your consent or knowledge), it's impossible to remove yourself. I am on the "Do Not Call" list, I've requested vendors and such to remove me and never contact me. I've also filled out their forms which say may be 24 hours or more before you're removed. But, in the interim, they're sending out your data! Then, there's the sneaky ones who have a small checkbox with fine print that says if you "DON'T" want them to share your info, check the box. Well, many of us do not read the fine print and then we start getting bombarded with phone calls at all hours and junk mail. I keep a log here at work of all the calls I've asked to be removed from, and yet they still call. Many of these telemarketers have call centers and each one has their own calling list. So, if they have 500 call centers, you'd have to contact each one to be removed. Oh, and then there's the DO NOT CALL LIST itself which is administered by AT&T. THAT'S THE PROVERBIAL LETTING THE FOX INTO THE HEN HOUSE!!! THIS INVASION OF PRIVACY NEEDS TO STOP! MY BIZ IS MY BIZ AND UNLESS ONE BREAKS THE LAW, NO ONE IS ENTITLED TO MY INFO UNLESS I ALLOW IT. As far as I recall, we're still the United States of American and have rights.