Adobe supports socially meaningful policies worldwide.

In the new digital age, public sector decision-making must complement private sector innovation in order to help foster economic growth and enhance citizens’ lives. Adobe recognizes that government action in consumer privacy, data security, and education has a big impact on our customers and employees as well as the global community. That’s why our Government Relations team engages with public officials worldwide, providing valuable insight and expertise on policy issues that directly impact both our company and the software industry as a whole.

 

 

Policy issues we care about:

 

Investing in a dynamic workforce.
Our employees are our greatest asset.
We believe that our global workforce of nearly 14,000 employees represents the best and brightest, and we strive to create a diverse and creative work environment that drives innovation and fosters career and personal satisfaction. Our commitment to inclusive business practices and comprehensive employee benefits has led to Adobe’s recognition as one of the world’s best places to work.   
Immigration and workforce
Our greatest asset is our workforce of 11,000 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
We have a long history of offering our products to students and teachers at a reduced price. 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 youth 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 K–12 and post-secondary education.
The Cloud
The Cloud is an important form of computing that has enabled the rapid growth in the use of mobile devices and online services. Entrepreneurs worldwide — some from countries that missed out on earlier waves of technology innovation for reasons such as lax intellectual property laws — have a new opportunity to compete as a result of the shift to the Cloud. As Adobe's online services business grows, our ability to serve our customers is threatened by the adoption of trade policies that restrict cross-border data flows, set government standards for data storage or cybersecurity, or mandate that servers be located only in certain jurisdictions. Our customers want access to their data anywhere from any device, and we continue to work to make this a reality 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 has a substantial problem with piracy, including Internet piracy. We aim to work with all parties toward balanced legislative and trade solutions that promote innovation, combat intellectual property theft and allow the software industry to continue to provide good jobs and innovation 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 in both our Adobe Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud businesses. We take these responsibilities seriously and are committed to designing our products and services with consumer notice and choice in mind.
Energy and environment
Adobe is recognized as one of the greenest companies in the world. Our commitments to green power, water conservation, energy savings and waste reduction are all in evidence in the multiple U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum building certifications held by a number of our facilities. In addition, we work with governments and companies globally to automate business processes, eliminating paper when possible. Adobe Connect collaboration software also allows companies and individuals to conduct virtual meetings, saving transportation costs and reducing environmental impacts.
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 cybersecurity and data security.
Efficient 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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Matt Schrader
Senior Manager, U.S. Federal Government Relations

Anne Perkins 
Senior Manager, State Government Relations

John Jolliffe
Senior Manager, European Government Relations

Kate Brightwell
Senior Manager, UK Government Relations

Julie Inman Grant
Director, APAC Government Relations

Rohan Mitra
Senior Manager, India Government Relations

Mihoko Nishijima
Manager, Japan Government Relations

Lisa Lindgren
Government Relations and Public Policy Communications

 

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