A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00258

Submission Number:
00258
Commenter:
Mister Johnson
Organization:
RLM
State:
Minnesota
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 would like to thank the Federal Trade Commission for acknowledging the criminal activity perpetrated by advertising agencies coast to coast. Clear and concise laws need to be implemented that guarantee consumer protection from unsolicited third part surveillance, via cookies, or any known or future electronic means. A government agency would most likely need court approval to garner the same amount of information that advertisers "steal" on a regular basis. It would be an enormous stride to extend an individuals right to privacy to include third party information caches. To do anything less would be to admit that the Federal Government of the United States of America willfully uses these third parties (email servers, google, aol, etc.) to effectually spy on the public. This is a gross abuse of power, and the American People, those who expect to be protected by the government it elects, will no longer stand for it. Thank you for your time.