IBM’s statement on the European Commission’s Digital Services Act: “IBM welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Services Act. We are pleased the Commission adopted a ‘precision regulation approach’ that is focused clearly on tackling illegal content online, something IBM has long called for. We believe this proposal can build greater trust in technology and […]
The data security debate While the pandemic has forced individuals, companies and governments to adapt to a world that is more virtual than ever before, increased internet access and data flows were fueling the digital transformation long before the present crisis. Meanwhile, concerns from governments about the safety, security, and use of data are increasing — underscoring the urgent need […]
IBM’s perspective and recommendations on empowering a mobile workforce The global pandemic has disrupted traditional thinking about where and how we work. Remote work has potential not only to increase participation in the labour force, but to improve productivity, attract and retain talent, and assist in the transition to a low carbon economy. While the […]
October is Cyber Awareness Month and in this particular October cyber threats, attacks and cyber crimes are at an all time high. COVID-19 and the unprecedented shift to working from home has exposed new targets to threats. To tackle this reality and fight these threats head on, cooperation between industry and governments is key to […]
Governments, but especially citizens, are demanding that technology companies take more responsibility for the societal effects their services can have on children, on civic dialogue, on elections, or in facilitating criminal or terrorist activity. With greater digitization comes an obligation for greater responsibility. IBM fully supports the need to establish new rules to frame […]
Today, IBM submitted the following letter to the United States Trade Representative in response to a request for comments on Section 301 investigations into Digital Services Taxes: July 9, 2020 The Honorable Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 SUBJECT: Request for Comments on the Initiation of […]
Two years ago, on 25 May 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. On this anniversary, the COVID-19 pandemic has in an unprecedented way underlined the need to use data to safeguard people’s health, accelerate research, benefit governments, and to support the resilience of the economy. Most of the important steps […]
Few technologies attract the level of attention that artificial intelligence (AI) does from governments, business, academics, media and the public, especially at a relatively early stage in their adoption.