Viewpoint: Government Emphasis on Skills can Boost U.S. Security

In their recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece (“Encryption Without Tears” – April 27, 2016), Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), lay out their case for legislation to address the national debate over law enforcement access to encrypted information. IBM does not support the Senators’ proposed bill because it would render useless cryptographic […]

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THINKPolicy #8 – Nurturing Europe’s Digital Innovation Hubs to Transform ‘Old’ Industry

The digital age has opened up all sorts of new possibilities for innovators. With unprecedented amounts of data and constantly evolving means to make sense of it, the search for the next big thing becomes more and more intense. Sometimes, though, the key to the future lies in the past. Europe’s industrial base, a historical […]

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IBM Statement on Missouri Senate SJR 39

Washington, D.C. – IBM urges the Missouri House of Representatives not to approve the passage of SJR 39 following its approval by the Senate because this proposed constitutional change will permit discrimination against people based on their marriage status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, […]

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IBM Position on Mississippi H.B. 1523

Washington, D.C. – IBM is disappointed that Governor Bryant has signed H.B. 1523 into law. This legislation will permit discrimination against people based on marriage status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Laws of this kind do not reflect IBM’s values, and are bad for our employees and our business. IBM will continue to […]

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IBM Statement on Mississippi H.B. 1523

IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We are therefore disappointed by the Mississippi legislature’s passage of H.B. 1523, because we believe this legislation will permit discrimination against people based on their marriage status, sexual orientation, […]

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IBM today issued the following statement on the passage of #HB2 in North Carolina

“IBM is opposed to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. Our company has had an explicit policy of non-discrimination based on gender identity or expression since 2002. “We are disappointed by the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina […]

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THINKPolicy #7: Embracing Blockchain – a New Way to Get Things Done

Every now and then, a technology emerges with the potential to drive sweeping change. The personal computer. The Internet. The smartphone. Cloud computing. They reshaped industries and transformed ways that people and businesses work, connect and collaborate. Another of these exciting breakthroughs is making its way onto the list – the blockchain. In short, a […]

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IBM Applauds Digital Security Commission Act

Washington, D.C. – IBM today issued the following statement welcoming legislation to create a national commission on digital security: “We commend Chairman McCaul and Senator Warner for taking this important step towards convening an open, transparent and inclusive national dialogue on striking the proper balance between privacy and security in the digital age. This bill […]

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IBM Applauds Enactment of the Judicial Redress Act

Washington, D.C. – IBM today welcomed enactment of the Judicial Redress Act with the following statement: “The global data boom is transforming not only how people and businesses interact with each other, but how they participate in the global economy. Protecting individual privacy must be a front line priority as that transformation unfolds, and enactment […]

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