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IBM Statement on the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

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 […]

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The future of cross-border data flows must include high standards of protection

  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 […]

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Empowering a mobile workforce

  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 […]

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IBM CEO Letter to President-elect Biden

IBM Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna sent the following letter to President-elect Joe Biden congratulating him on his election and outlining policy initiatives where IBM seeks to work with the incoming administration.

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To combat cross-border cyber threats, cooperation is key

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 […]

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How to make Europe’s digital transformation responsible and accountable

  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 […]

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IBM Comments on US Section 301 investigation into Digital Services Taxes

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 […]

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GDPR’s Birthday Wishlist: Greater Harmonization and Robust Data Transfer Mechanisms

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 […]

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Towards a Clear and Reliable Regulatory Framework on AI in Europe

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.

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