Adobe and public policy.

Since our founding in 1982, Adobe has become a global software company with more than 13,000 employees and a rich portfolio of products for making, managing, monetizing and measuring digital content. As we've evolved, so have the policy and regulatory issues — from accessibility and standards to security, education and privacy — that impact us, our customers and our communities. Adobe's Government Relations team works directly with governments worldwide on these issues, offering timely information and providing expertise on the complex technical issues in the software industry today.

 

 

Policy issues we care about.

 

Accessibility and Internet Governence 
We have a long-standing commitment to making our products and technologies accessible for all users, and we work continuously to implement improvements to help reach this goal. We think governments should adopt globally accepted, technology-independent standards when developing rules for the accessibility of applications and electronic content. To encourage innovation we adhere to the regulatory requirements, engage in government policy-making, and play a central role in accessibility standardization efforts at the W3C and ISO.
Workforce
Our greatest asset is our workforce of over 13,000 employees worldwide. Regardless of where our employees are based, we're consistently ranked as one of the best places to work and we've been included in FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. By seeking to hire the very best and brightest, we continue to be a dynamic place to work, and we encourage governments to adopt policies that support the needs of our employees worldwide.
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Education & STEAM
We have a long history of supporting schools and universities with both academic and administrativesolutions covering software, curriculum, certification, professional developmentand more. Young people around the world need skills that will help them secure employment in the 21st century. We believe there is no greater investment in our country than helping students gain the skills they need to be competitive in the global marketplace, which is why we advocate for programs supporting the arts and technology in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education We support effective policies which support STEAM and incorporate more technology and creativity in the classroom. 
Global Market Access
Today’s consumers and businesses increasingly expect access to their content and their data in real time, from any device, anywhere in the world, and to be able to connect, share and collaborate with co-workers and contacts across the globe. But the technologies that enable this - the internet and cloud computing – require increasingly global approaches to regulation and legislation. As Adobe's online services business grows, our ability to serve our customers is threatened by the adoption of policies that restrict cross-border data flows, mandate specific national or regional technical standards, or diverge from international norms in areas ranging from cybersecurity to IPR or consumer policy. We continue to work to help policymakers realise the full benefits of digital trade in the global economy.
Intellectual property
Adobe values intellectual property rights, including those that deal with copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Strong intellectual property laws, vigorously enforced, are important not only for Adobe but for the global technology industry as well. As a software company, Adobe also seeks balance in our intellectual property laws, ensuring that innovation can be protected but that innovation laws cannot be abused. We aim to work with all parties toward legislative and trade solutions that reward innovation, combat intellectual property theft and allow the software industry to continue to provide jobs and technologies that benefit economies worldwide.
Privacy
Much of 21st century innovation is being
driven by data. The analysis of data, in turn, drives customized content that benefits consumers and enables products to be delivered more efficiently. Adobe is a steward of customer data across all areas of our business. We take this responsibility seriously. Adobe recognizes the importance of consumer notice and honoring consumer choice, and we are committed to designing our products and
services with privacy in mind.
Energy and environment  
Adobe is recognized as one of the sustainable companies in the world. Our commitments to green power, water conservation, energy efficiency and waste reduction evident by our 70% LEED certified
global workplaces and sustainability culture. In the past five years we have lowered our energy consumption to the point we reached carbon neutrality in 2013 with a minimal amount of renewable energy credits. But this is simply not good enough. By 2035 our goal is to power our operations and digital delivery of products using 100% renewable energy. 

Security
Security is a key component of our software development process and one we work proactively to improve. We believe that the market drives innovation and, as such, market-based solutions are the best tools for improving data security. Our practices reflect technological innovation. We believe in transparency and accountability in keeping your data secure.
Digital government
Governments that adopt emerging technologies are better positioned to meet the needs of their citizens. We deliver solutions that help government agencies organize and evaluate the information and experiences needed to achieve their missions. Through content creation and management, secure business workflows, easy-to-develop forms, robust analytics and intuitive, collaborative eLearning, we help governments become more effective and efficient.  

 

Adobe belongs to or partners with a number of public policy assocations across the globe. View associations ›

 


 

Government Relations team

 

Jace Johnson
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy
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Lisa Lindgren
Government Relations & Public Policy Communications

Matt Schrader
Senior Manager, Government Relations

John Jolliffe
Senior Manager, European Government Affairs

Erica Fensom
Senior Manager, APAC Government Affairs
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Anne Perkins 
Senior Manager, State Government Relations 

 

 

 

For Government Relations or Media Inquiries: adobegr@adobe.com