Europe

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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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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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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THINKPolicy #2: Protecting Privacy to Strengthen Trust

In its second THINKPolicy perspective, IBM calls on the U.S. Congress to pass a series of bills intended to strengthen privacy protections for the digital age. By Christina Peters, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Corporation In our first THINKPolicy perspective, IBM asserted that legislation to promote more sharing of cyber threats is necessary to better protect […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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