Support our FTC Petition

Our coalition has recently filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission requesting the Commission to make future opt-out notices "clear and conspicuous" through the use of standardized type and uniform wording.

For instance, which of these is clearer to you?

"If you prefer that we do not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures; that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures permitted by law)."


"We are allowed to disclose your private information to other companiesunless you tell us not to. You have a right to prevent us from disclosingyour private information to certain companies."

If you find the second paragraph easier to understand and read, you'll like our petition (to read a full copy of the petition and our press release, click here.)

You can help us make the requests in our petition a reality: if you agree with our petition, please send this letter, or your own version of this letter, to the FTC:

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20580

Dear Secretary;

The Public Citizen Litigation group recently filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the FTC concerning Privacy Notices. This Petition requested your stong and immediate action to make these notices "clear and conspicuous."

I support this petition, and ask that you give it upmost consideration.