The US Department of Justice is warning businesses not to comply with new privacy laws, as US courts grapple with how to apply the law in the digital age.
The DOJ’s notice is the latest in a series of new privacy directives that US businesses have faced since President Donald Trump took office in January.
The new directives will allow businesses to disclose customer information to third parties and allow them to use data for the benefit of customers.
The Trump administration has also introduced new rules to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which are likely to be used by large corporations to block the sale of services or goods to foreign governments.
The US Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest trade association, has also issued new guidance that states that corporations should not be allowed to use consumer data to sell to third party services.
And last week, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it would be investigating whether large banks have abused their customers’ information.