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.
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Sincerely, Dana Rosenfeld, Chair, Privacy and Information Security Committee - Contact

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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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Committee Events

[Program Materials] Consumer Privacy & Data Security Developments

May 31, 2017
Section Events

    Product Market Definition in Retail Merger Cases: Lessons from JM Smucker/Conagra and Energizer/Spectrum


    Please join us for a panel discussion on issues and best practices relating to defining product markets in retail merger cases. The panel will feature practitioners and experts involved in two recent mergers in which product market definition played a critical role in the merger review process: JM Smucker/Conagra ...

    Consummated Merger Challenges: Are You Ever Safe?


    In 2017 we saw a relative uptick in consummated merger challenges (3) compared to 2014-2016 (one each per year) and the unprecedented challenge of a deal that received HSR clearance (Parker-Hannifin Corp/CLARCOR). Why are these challenges on the rise? What types of transactions are the agencies targeting? ...

    Cross-Border Discovery -- A Big Chess Game? Part 3: Latin America


    Globally, disclosure and privacy rules vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next and often conflict with U.S. discovery rules. So, whether you are the propounding or producing party, cross-border discovery can seem like a big chess game: You need to understand a complex set of rules and see ...


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Sommer, Christine


Callahan, Mary Ellen
Douglas, Erika
Friedman, Aryeh
Sullivan, Matthew
Woods Bell, Deon


Boundy, Mara
Brown, Alexander
Brown, Alexander
Lucier, Casey

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