|Received:||11/27/2004 10:18:40 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly object to the FTC allowing any contact by telemarketers to call consumers at home. The act of invasion of privacy is no different whether it is a recorded voice or a live individual on the other end of the phone. Is it not obvious by the overwhelming support of the Do Not Call list by the American people that they do not want to be called by solicitors at home? I don't believe the FTC went far enough in protecting the American people’s privacy in the original Do Not Call list. The legislation should have included political messages as well as charities. The FTC has failed the American people in the past by allowing the public to opt out of the contact lists. I f the FTC really had the American public’s interest as their concern they require business to give the public the option to OPT IN. Thus putting the liability on business to protect the privacy of the consumer and not leaving the consumer to fend for themselves.