A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00229

Submission Number:
00229
Commenter:
Maggie Wolfe Riley
State:
California
Initiative Name:
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"

Dear FTC: I would really like a simplified OPT-OUT for junk mail of all types - it is a horrible waste of resources, energy, paper/trees, etc, for so much junk mail to be delivered uninvited to so many unwilling and uninterested postal customers. It is beyond annoyance, though it is certainly that. As a US Government operation, I don't feel it's right that the USPS is involved in helping pass out junk mail, or making it so easy for "snail-mail spamming" - which is definitely what those "occupant" or "resident" items are! If my internet service provider took money from businesses and then delivered spam that I couldn't easily opt out of to my email inbox, I'd switch ISPs. We can't switch postal carriers. This is a monopoly, run by the government, helping companies to spam its customers without options to opt-out or leave. Please consider the impact to our environment, energy resources, and patience, and give us a simplified opt-out for junk mail.