American Bar Association
Privacy and Information Security Committee

Privacy and Information Security Committee


Welcome to the Privacy and Information Security Committee homepage. The field of privacy and data security law is extremely dynamic because of the quick pace of technological and business innovation. Our goal is to provide our members with timely updates and analysis about key developments in privacy and data security. We monitor and report on technology, business practices, legislation, regulatory and self-regulatory initiatives, and litigation involving privacy and data security issues. In addition, we offer a variety of educational programming throughout the year. We hope that you will find our Committee resources helpful in your practice to:

Stay Informed


  • Use the Committee's Privacy and Information Security Discussion List to discuss compliance strategies, share practical tips, ask what's on the mind of your fellow practitioners, and stay informed about Committee programs and events. To subscribe, post, or search the archives, see the link on the right side of this page.
  • Attend our informal "Meet and Greet" gatherings, held from time to time in conjunction with Section conferences, to socialize with fellow practitioners in an informal setting.

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  • Send us suggestions for enhancing our programs or publications. Our emails are under the "Leadership" tab on the right side of this page.
  • Volunteer to write an article, edit a publication, present at a program, or advise our Committee using your specialized expertise.
  • Join our Committee, if you haven't already!

Sincerely, Eugene A. Burrus Chair, Privacy and Information Security Committee Contact


Committee Programs

Click below for information on upcoming and past PRIS committee programs, including monthly Privacy and Information Security Updates.

What's In Store

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Committee Resources

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Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Committee Events

[Program Materials] Consumer Protection Update

October 13, 2015

[Program Materials] Privacy and Information Security Update

October 14, 2015
Section Events

    Expedia/Orbitz Approval: What it says about travel industry competition


    This panel will consist of DOJ staff member and attorneys that represented the parties and third-parties in the Expedia-Orbitz merger before DOJ. We'll discuss the closing statement, competition in two-sided industries, and whether there could ever be a substantial reduction of competition in an online ...

    Cartel Facilitators: When Vertical Conduct Crosses over to Horizontal Liability


    US and EU courts have recently affirmed the principle that cartel facilitators can be liable alongside cartel members. Decisions in AC-Treuhand and U.S. v. Apple Inc. are part of an enforcement trend capturing vertical behavior as cartel conduct. As we see increasing numbers of alleged cartel facilitator ...

    The Steris-Synergy Case: A Post Mortem


    On September 24, 2015, a federal judge denied the preliminary injunction sought by the Federal Trade Commission to block the $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health by Steris Corporation. The FTC has since decided not to appeal the decision. Join this panel for a lively discussion of the case and ...



Burrus, Eugene

Council Representative:

Sommer, Christine


Barnes, Khaliah
Casamassima, Christopher
Friedman, Aryeh
Parnes, Lydia
Rosenfeld, Dana
Weinman, Yael

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