A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00157

Submission Number:
00157
Commenter:
William O'Konski
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 feel that my computer is my private property. I feel violated to some extent when web sites, and other applications store info on my computer w/o my consent. I pay for the storage capacity of my machine. I don't want others placing data on it in any way shape or form. I feel the use of data on my machine that I didn't know was present is in fact a violation of my privacy rights. What is next reading my thoughts w/o my permission Do you go through a ladies purse to find information Do you interrogate shoppers in a department store as to where else they have been While the technology makes this easy, it is a violation!!