Posted November 03, 2018 05:06:10The U.S. government is warning consumers and businesses to take steps to protect their data in the digital age.
A new federal regulation announced Friday requires businesses to update their websites, email, social media accounts and mobile apps to protect personal data.
The regulation also requires companies to use encryption technology, such as SSL, to prevent data from being intercepted by other companies.
Commerce Department said that the rules will help protect consumer data and protect U.N. peacekeeping operations.
They are part of a series of cybersecurity regulations being introduced by President Donald Trump.
The rules are aimed at protecting the U.,S., diplomatic missions and U.K. diplomatic missions in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
Trump has threatened to shut down embassies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, citing a security threat.