President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, supported his decision to cancel the equal pay policy of former president Barack Obama, the Cut reported. The policy required a special report from businesses about the salary of women and People Of Color.

Ivanka Trump claimed that the “policy would not yield the intended results,” although she agreed that Obama's intention was good and that pay transparency is an important issue that needs to be addressed and changed.

What Obama wanted to achieve with this rule

On Tuesday, the White House announced its plans to halt Obama's rule that tracked the salaries of women and people of different ethnic groups to prevent pay inequality, which he approved in 2016 and was set to start next spring.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) mandates that companies, as well as private and federal contractors, include data on the race, gender, and salaries of workers in their reports, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Obama rule was created for employers with 100+ employees to send data on wages to the EEOC to prevent salary discrimination.

Chairwoman of the EEOC Jenny Yang explained that such data was required to "help us identify patterns that may warrant further investigation." People who supported Obama's policy said that the order could help to diminish wage gaps.

Trump administration expresses views

Nevertheless, other officials claim that this rule has major disadvantages.

Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Neomi Rao wrote a memo to the head of the EEOC, noting that after the revision of the collected information it turned out that some facets are impractical, unnecessary, and burdensome. She added that they "do not adequately address privacy and confidentiality issues.”

For many years, the US government has been collecting data about the gender and ethnic composition of the country's workers.

But it has never required information about wages before Obama's rule.

Acting Chairman of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Victoria Lipnic spoke her mind: "I do hope that this decision will prompt a discussion of other more effective solutions."

The question about gender discrimination had been discussed in the Silicon Valley, where company cultures are often seen as against women and people of color. Google is also being investigated for systemic gender gaps.