A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00224

Submission Number:
00224
Commenter:
Katherine McGinnis
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"

I very much support the FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers." I would like not tracking to be the default. I would like internet businesses to state that they will not keep information each time I have a transaction. Consumers need that level of reassurance. I also do not want cookies embedded in my computer that will lead to advertisements. If I want something, I'll look for it. If someone sends me an ad, I won't buy from them, but they don't know that. As a citizen (and a consumer when I want to be), I want to regain control of my online identify and history. Thank you again for your efforts in this regard. My tax dollars are at work on my behalf! Sincerely, Katherine McGinnis