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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IBM Welcomes U.S. “Moonshot” Initiative to Wipe Out Cancer

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released this statement welcoming a new U.S. government initiative to cure cancer that was announced in this week’s State of the Union address: “Just as data put men on the moon, IBM fully believes in the power of data to help eliminate cancer once and for all. We applaud the […]

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IBM Applauds Enactment of Landmark Cybersecurity Law

Washington, D.C. – IBM released this statement following enactment of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, part of the omnibus budget package signed today by President Obama: “Securing America’s digital networks is among the most urgent challenges we face as a nation,” said Christopher A. Padilla, Vice President, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs. “This bill creates […]

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Tightening cybersecurity for critical European infrastructure and networks

With cyber attacks on the increase around the world, the need for greater cybersecurity resilience is crucial. It is of the utmost importance when it comes to vital infrastructures and networks such as power grids, financial and transportation systems.  Digital technologies are the backbone of our society and economy. The consequences of critical infrastructure outages […]

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