|Received:||11/29/2004 4:18:42 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I expect that any rules as detailed above would immediately result in a fracas between consumers, telemarketers, and the FTC on what constitutes an "established business relationship." I fully expect telemarketers to take advantage of this weakly-worded provision and claim that they had an "established business relationship" because their affiliates had somehow provided them with my name/phone. Please, preserve the sanctity of our dinnertimes - don't weaken your legislation. It will probably result in a situation where it is as if the legislation had never passed at all.