Privacy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

THINKPolicy #3: Preserving the Integrity of Encryption

When people see a small padlock icon in their web browser, it gives them a measure of confidence. A sense that their online interactions are secure from prying eyes. At a time when personal information is being stolen from millions of people and sold in black markets across the Internet, that padlock and the security […]

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 […]

IBM Letter of Support for the Judicial Redress Act of 2015

IBM today expressed its support for a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that proposes to extend to non-U.S. citizens the right to know how their data is being used, and to correct any errors in the end use of that data. The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner United States House of Representatives 2449 Rayburn […]

IBMer to Congress: Info Sharing is Key to Managing Cyber Risks

With national attention focused on high-profile cyber attacks, IBM’s top cybersecurity legal expert today spoke to members of Congress about the importance of sharing cyber threat information, and how legislation can be shaped to help promote that sharing. Washington, D.C. – With high-profile cyber intrusions and data breaches captivating national attention, IBM’s top cyber security legal […]

IBM Welcomes LEADS Act Reintroduction

IBM today welcomed reintroduction of the LEADS Act, an important measure that would expand the scope and strength of privacy protections for individuals who store data in digital form. Washington, D.C. — IBM today welcomed reintroduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad — or “LEADS” — Act with the following statement: “IBM remains […]