Submission Number: 00229
Received: 1/17/2011 10:30:12 AM
Commenter: Maggie Wolfe Riley
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"
Attachments: No Attachments
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.