A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00190

Submission Number:
00190
Commenter:
Michael Miller
State:
Iowa
Initiative Name:
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"

My online privacy and that of my employees and clients is of utmost importance. For far too long we have allowed online entities to track our movements and preferences, profiling our every turn on the Internet. If someone were to physically follow you around within a department or grocery store, tracking your every move and documenting everything that you looked at or purchased, you would be appalled, as would I. What I look at, read or purchase on the Internet should be of no concern to anyone else but me, and possibly the online entity that I purchased it from. It is high time that our right to privacy be upheld as our fore Fathers envisioned, including our Internet activity. That is why I am a devout supporter of the "opt-in" proponent. And, if by chance the FTC is tracking my location via my IP address, then shame on you.