From: "Pat Carlson"
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2000 3:26 PM
Subject: Required online information

To whom it may concern:

I would like to file a complaint about the practice of requiring age and birthday information when signing up to purchase goods online. I recently was purchasing materials from the Yahoo site, which would not allow me to proceed without providing my birthday and gender. This should not be allowed. I feel strongly that this is an invasion of privacy.

Please let me know if any regulations are being considered, which would prevent this practice and make these questions optional.

Thank you.

Pat Carlson