Digital Trade

Viewpoint: EU Gets Serious on Push for Innovation

Three recent developments demonstrate that the EU has become very serious about driving innovation – and about not letting bureaucracy get in the way On Monday this week, 14 European member state governments sent a letter to the European Commission and the Dutch government, current Presidency holders of the EU. The letter urged both bodies […]

THINKPolicy #9: A Conversation with Deputy United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Holleyman

(Editor’s Note: Ambassador Robert Holleyman (ARH), Deputy United States Trade Representative, yesterday spoke to more than 100 IBMers participating in the company’s annual Congressional Fly-in. His remarks focused on the economic importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership, including its landmark digital and e-commerce provisions. Holleyman then sat down with Christopher A. Padilla, IBM’s Vice President […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IBM Reaction to Safe Harbor Ruling by European Court of Justice

Following a ruling today by the European Court of Justice, IBM urged U.S. and E.U. leaders to act quickly to ensure data flows vital to trans-Atlantic commerce continue uninterrupted. Brussels and Washington, D.C. – IBM today issued the following statement in response to a ruling today by the European Court of Justice: “The free movement of […]

IBM Statement on Close of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

IBM today applauded the closure of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes landmark provisions intended to foster data-driven growth and innovation. Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement on the close of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations: “IBM is pleased an agreement has been reached in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Data is the lifeblood […]

IBM Applauds Final Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

IBM today marked final Congressional passage of trade promotion authority as a watershed moment in the history of U.S. trade policy, one that will position high-tech American businesses to expand into new markets and seize opportunities for growth in the worldwide digital economy. (Editor’s Note: this page also includes other 2015 IBM statements, positions and perspectives […]