IBM denies aiding NSA PRISM surveillance program
Denying any involvement with the US National Security Agency's surveillance programs, IBM has reportedly claimed that it has never handed over any client data to governmental bodies.
Refuting the allegations, a blog post written by Robert C. Weber, IBM's senior vice president of Legal and Regulatory Affairs has been posted by Big Blue.
According to Cnet, Weber, in his response, wrote that IBM never handed over client data to any third party, and would send the US agency to the client rather than assist the governmental body.
The company said that if a government wants access to data held by IBM on behalf of an enterprise client, it would expect that government to deal directly with that client.
IBM assured that f the US government were to serve a national security order on IBM to obtain data from an enterprise client and impose a gag order that prohibits IBM from notifying that client, IBM will take appropriate steps to challenge the gag order through judicial action or other means.
(Posted on 18-03-2014)