A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00184

Submission Number:
00184
Commenter:
Chris McGratty
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"

Please ensure that I, the end user, can and will have complete control in regards to whether or not a website can track my browsing habits and/or any associated personal information without my knoweldge. The controls related to web tracking should be built into the web browsers and should be easy to find, and easy to understand and use.") It is safe to say the majority of web surfers have minimal understanding on how to enable/disable the simplest of features so this needs to be blatently obvious. While there are some conveniences to storing some information, cookies and other web-bots typically only serve the corporation who is receiving the information and one only knows what is really done with it or who sees it.