|Received:||11/27/2004 8:25:29 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly oppose this proposed rulemaking. An automated recording is at least as bad as a human being and my unsolicited (which has nothing to do with whether there's a business relationship or not) disruption of my privacy. However, permitting automated recordings to be played would likely greatly increase the volume due to the fact that there's likely little cost involved to the calling party vs the human labor cost. I also strongly oppose the petition by the DMA and believe the pay day per calling campaign rule should stand. Given the IT systems already in place, there's no reason this can't be inforced on a daily basis instead of monthly average. Monthly average could be abused to allow excessive call abandonment over short periods of time, followed by periods of superior compliance. I don't see how such rule change is in the best interest of the consumer.