A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00145

Submission Number:
00145
Commenter:
Wertman
State:
New York
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 was horrified when I saw a pharmaceutical company medication advertiser follow me from site to site, and to forums. Other people have access and use my computer. I don't want the shoes I looked at on Zappos to pop up on each site i then visit. It's creepy and an invasion of my privacy, like some one constantly ringing my doorbell or phone after I said NO I am not interested in buying. On the website EmpowHer, i was read info about menopause symptoms,and I then had pharmaceutical for the symptoms of menopause following me like a stalker around on line where ever I went. Its insane to let advertisers do this to citizens. It makes us all a "consumer" instead of a "citizen" gathering knowledge.