THINKPolicy #6: Protecting Europeans’ Data

With massive data breaches galvanizing media and public attention, individuals and governments are scrambling to ensure the privacy and security of online information. The European Commission, Council and Parliament are now in the final round of negotiations on a new regulation, which aims to harmonize and modernize Europe’s current data protection regime. IBM supports this […]

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THINKPolicy #5: Harmonizing Europe’s Digital Economy

With massive data breaches galvanizing media and public attention, individuals and governments are scrambling to ensure the privacy and security of online information. The European Commission, Council and Parliament are now in the final round of negotiations on a new regulation, which aims to harmonize and modernize Europe’s current data protection regime. When Europe established […]

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IBM Reaction to New York Times Reporting on Sloppy Study of its China Initiatives

Washington, D.C. – IBM today issued the following response to a paper released by The Defense Group, Inc. and reported by The New York Times: “This misleading study wholly mischaracterizes IBM’s initiatives in China. The OpenPOWER initiative is global and not unique to any one country.  All technology provided through the OpenPOWER Foundation is commercially […]

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IBM: Senate Cybersecurity Legislation a Win for Security & Privacy

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement on Senate passage of S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: “We applaud Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid for securing passage of bipartisan legislation that will improve cyber threat information sharing to help organizations protect against and prevent malicious cyber attacks. Today’s vote is […]

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THINKPolicy #4: Safeguarding the Future of Digital Trade

Our world is becoming smarter. We are, quite simply, awash in data. From aircraft engines that alert owners when they’re due for maintenance to wearable devices that can share fitness data directly with your doctor. Businesses, using advanced computing and software, are deriving more and more value from these data flows – in the 21st […]

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IBM Welcomes House Passage of the Judicial Redress Act

Washington, D.C. – IBM today issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Privacy, and the right to exercise control over one’s personal information, should not be limited by lines on a map. IBM applauds the House of Representatives for bolstering that basic principle […]

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THINKPolicy #3: Preserving the Integrity of Encryption

When people see a small padlock icon in their web browser, it gives them a measure of confidence. A sense that their online interactions are secure from prying eyes. At a time when personal information is being stolen from millions of people and sold in black markets across the Internet, that padlock and the security […]

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IBM Statement on Limited Technology Demonstrations

Washington, D.C.: IBM today issued the following statement: “In a 2014 Open Letter to our clients, IBM stated unequivocally that we respect the security and privacy of client data. IBM does not provide government access to client data or “back doors” into our technology. That commitment remains firm. In support of both the principles in […]

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IBM Welcomes European Union’s “Trade for All” Strategy

IBM today applaued introduction of the European Union’s “Trade for All” strategy, noting in particular its strong focus on enabling growth in the digital sector through strong provisions around the cross-border movement of data. Brussels – IBM today issued the following statement applauding the European Union’s newly unveiled trade strategy: “IBM welcomes the prominent role digital […]

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