In 2001, the FTC explicitly supported « more prosecutions, no more laws » and encouraged the continued focus on industry self-regulation. Because of the legal obligation imposed on us. 19 of the Declarations Enforcement Regulations, we store this data in a customer database for a period of 7 (7) years, unless otherwise processed for an extended period for other purposes specified in this privacy statement. The customer database can be managed electronically by us and we transmit the data to a computer processor. This data is stored locally. There is no transfer to a third country. Critics also doubt that consumers can even read privacy policies or understand what they are reading. A 2001 study by the Privacy Leadership Initiative found that only 3% of consumers read privacy policies carefully and 64% reviewed or never read privacy policies.  The average user of the website who has read a privacy statement may have more uncertainty about the reliability of the site than before.   A possible problem is the length and complexity of the guidelines.