|Received:||11/29/2004 9:06:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:No should still mean NO...even when applied to preventing unwanted advances by telephone solicitations from anyone...including existing or prior business contacts. As I'm allowed to 'opt out' of having my personal information shared within a group of commonly held companies while still defined under the privacy acts as a customer, why is it not possible to also retain that option for my phone(s)? While we're at it...if you feel you must make changes to the existing no-call legislation, please consider removing all exemptions...including non-profit and political calls. You could also extend the coverage to cell phones in the same piece of legislation. In my case, I pay extra to retain control over access to my personal phone number...when did I lose that choice and who decided a commercial, polital or non-profit entity had more ownership rights to the number I pay for than I have? Please don't surrender my right to make a purely personal decision...or make it even more difficult to have it respected, once made.