A recent News article discussed a new law, boosted by the banking association, that dismisses the privacy rights of banking customers. The telephone companies are also in the act, wanting to sell their information to marketeers. They are now fighting the FCC for the privilege and the profit of spilling the beans of all their customers.
Now we can add another group to the mix. I just received a letter from my insurance company, stating that it must receive a negative letter from me if the company can't "share" my information. Note that the pressure is on the customer to protect his privacy. Gambling on the fact that many people won't respond, these companies are in the clear. They have a person's vital facts, and they are willing to profit from them.
If I could quit all the parties in protest, I would. But that is not possible. We need protection from this wheeling and dealing, which we did not ask for. Our way of life is based on privacy, and it is being eroded not only by government branches, but by anonymous businesses. We need sure protection by law.
GERARD A. CORBETT SR. West Amherst