A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00328

Submission Number:
00328
Commenter:
William McKeague
State:
Virginia
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 respectfully urge the FTC not to implement any broad regulation that would have a harmful effect on firms like mine in the broad private geospatial community. The use of the term "geolocation" or other geospatial relevant terminology that appear in the FTC regulations will impose a significant new liability on my firm. It regulates areas of the economy and geospatial activities that have not been identified as a problem or pose any privacy concern to citizens. FTC should provide the necessary and desirable privacy protections to individual citizens, however, it should not limit the geospatial community's ability to grow, prosper, and bring to the market those technologies and applications that meet the economic demands of consumers and citizens.