FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop #00038

Submission Number:
00038
Commenter:
Organization:
Smith
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC to Examine Effects of Big Data on Low Income and Underserved Consumers at September Workshop
Matter Number:

P145406

I am writing these comments with huge frustration. Every other day a new website starts copying American public records and it violates all laws of the United States. These websites are appearing in top Google results. It is unclear why Google is supporting these websites which have broken all American laws and have used fake or fraud names to register their websites. Interestingly, all or many of these websites are also selling Google Ads, so it seems like Google might have a conflict of interest in promoting such fraud websites. I do not know owns these websites such as marylandfirms.us. The WHOIS directory mentions some name which is based in Lithuania, in Europe. I think it is a fake name. However, Google might have access to the real names associated with these websites because it might be compensating them through Google Ads. I am requesting for: 1. Please ask Google to immediately ban websites which copy American public records such as marylandfirms.us 2. Please ask Google to disclose or investigate who owns these websites? Are these website owned by criminals or enemies of the United States? 3. Please ask Google to create a policy to immediately ban websites which use fake names, copy American public records and/or violate rules for copying of public records (e.g. Privacy policy, opt-out policy etc)