The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to make it harder for Americans to share their personal data with foreign companies, making it more expensive for businesses to share sensitive information with US citizens.
The decision, announced by FCC chairman Ajit Pai, comes as part of the agency’s efforts to reform its data security rules.
Pai said the agency has proposed several changes to the data privacy rules in recent years, including a provision that would allow companies to request information about US citizens if they have a business relationship with the US.
The move comes as the FCC has made significant strides in the past two years to improve the privacy of data stored on US networks.
Pai has said that it will improve the security of data transmitted over US networks by making it harder to reverse-engineer data.
Last week, the FCC approved a proposal that would require businesses to get a warrant from the government before sharing data from US networks with third parties.
The proposal is meant to improve US security while also helping US companies avoid lawsuits from US privacy advocates.
However, it is unclear if Pai will implement the changes as he has said he is not “committed to the current regulatory framework”.
According to a report by Reuters, Pai said the US was going to continue to be the world’s biggest market for data.
“This is an important step forward in ensuring that data privacy is protected in the future, said Pai.
The FCC, under the leadership of Ajit Wheeler, a former Google executive, has been pushing to reform the rules that govern the way companies collect and use data in the US and around the world.
The agency has been under pressure from privacy advocates who say the proposed changes would have a chilling effect on businesses from sharing personal information with their employees and customers.
The report said the changes could make it increasingly difficult for Americans, who are already the biggest consumers of data, to access information that they may otherwise use to make better decisions.”
There is no doubt that the American people are more sensitive to privacy and access privacy than their international counterparts,” Pai said.”
We are working to make sure that when they do, they get it right.
“Ajit Pai said he wanted to improve data security and protect the privacy rights of Americans in the wake of the terror attacks.”
It is not just about the American security.
It is about the global security as well,” Pai told a conference on Wednesday.
The changes are being announced at a time when companies are increasingly concerned about the security and privacy of their data.
The latest version of the rules require companies to obtain a warrant before using US network data for business purposes, but the FCC says the process should be simplified so that it can be streamlined and less time-consuming.
The proposal would also allow companies that have business relationships with the United States to request sensitive information about Americans in order to better protect US national security.
The rules would also make it easier for companies to reverse engineer data from data stored in US networks and for companies that sell data to US companies to protect themselves from lawsuits from the privacy advocates they may share data with.
Penny said the rules needed to be streamlined so that they are more easily enforced, while also allowing companies to get more data from the US to help them protect themselves against lawsuits from privacy groups that they might share sensitive data with abroad.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups have long been pushing for the US government to overhaul the rules.
In the wake for the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, Pai announced that the FCC would reclassify internet services and make them available to consumers as a form of data sharing.
The announcement sparked criticism from privacy activists and others who say it was too little, too late for the change.