Nice to see an idea that I contributed last year make it today into online reality. StayPrivateStayPrivate.org is designed to make it easier to reduce the amount of unwanted marketing material you receive.
In this initial version, Consumer Focus Labs has taken the Telephone, Mail and Baby Mail Preference Services from the marketing industries (who frankly try to make it hard not easy to opt out) and merge them into one simple entry.
Sign up once and StayPrivate.org will do the hard work of submitting
you to each of these services.
What is missing perhaps is a campaign bolt on for petitioning for stronger ‘do not call’ rules by the regulator, because the truth is that there are great, big, hairy and growing loopholes, like market research and companies that don’t subscribe, in the self regulatory system.
We can then stay private and take public action to keep it that way.