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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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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