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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Comments on the Federal Trade Commission's Spyware Workshop

General Material

"In an effort to assist the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") with its careful evaluation of the issues surrounding the proliferation of spyware software and technology, The National Network to End Domestic Violence ("NNEDV") submits these comments emphasizing the dangers to victims of domestic violence that result from the use of spyware software."

In this letter, Southworth describes how spyware software provides abusers with yet another tool to control and instill constant fear in the minds of victims of domestic violence. The NNEDV encourages the FTC to fully consider the harmful effects that the continued proliferation of spyware software is having on the safety of victims of domestic violence.