IBM Execs Attempt to Fend Off EU Privacy Law

IBM Execs Attempt to Fend Off EU Privacy Law

Around 100 IBM executives are reportedly headed to Capitol Hill this week to urge policy makers not to adopt a European-style privacy regulation in the US.

Christopher Padilla, IBM’s vice president of government and regulatory affairs says that the GDPR may only be suited to Europe and may not work as a global standard. He added that while doing nothing is not an option, a one-size-fits-all approach may not also work.

In a blog post, IBM instead says that it would be better for the government to partner with industry groups to create a new data privacy framework “tailored to America’s needs”, similar to what the Obama administration had done with the NIST when it worked with the industry to develop a voluntary cybersecurity network.

Source: Bloomberg

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