|Received:||3/21/2004 9:12:03 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
First, your survey was obviously written by a bureaucrat who can write in a language that is very confusing to the typical consumer. Get a grip on reality and write questions in plain English. Second, the public would like the invasion of our privacy stopped, simply. This problem should be as simple and straight forward as the "Do Not Call" list. If I don't want it, it should not come in. That includes whether spammers are contacting a business or a home. Third, it should be illegal to sell, transmit, give, send, mail, or otherwise share, state, or communicate my e-mail address (is that bureaucratic enough) to anyone instantly once I have opted out of a mail list. The idea that the time lag for opting out of future e-mails gives these spammers enough time to share my name defeats the whole purpose. If I opt out, that should be the end of my e-mail address going anywhere...period. Technology is available to make that happen instantly. Fourth, make "spy ware" illegal. Fifth, make pop up ads illegal. Sixth, I am very conservative but am willing to give up these freedoms to stop the abuse. Seventh, this is a Sunday evening and I am a self-employed individual working out of a home office. Since 7:00am this morning, I received 56 unsolicited e-mails. If I responded to every single one, I would be free of credit card debt (by "Christian Debt Relief Counselors), I would have ordered enough Cialis and/or Viagra to stay hard for the rest of my life and my great-grandchildren's lives, I would have all my prescriptions arriving by mail from Canada, and last but not least, I am sure my penis would be 5 miles long. Eighth, get a grip. This is not a difficult law to write/improve. Don't roll over the well funded special interest groups. Just do what is right.