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Cyberspace Law Committee

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Cyberspace Law Committee


What is the Cyberspace Law Committee?

The mission of the Cyberspace Law Committee is to provide a forum for the analysis of corporate, transactional and regulatory issues related to the internet and digital technologies.

Committee Facts
  • The Committee works in a wide range of legal disciplines including electronic commerce and contracts, consumer protection, intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy, jurisdiction, internet governance, and online financial activities
  • The Committee seeks to identify and address legal, business, and consumer issues affected by the implementation of emerging technologies and to facilitate the creation of legal infrastructures that protect and support electronic commerce
  • The Committee provides practical tools and guidance both for practitioners who regularly deal with cyberlaw issues and for those who encounter them only occasionally

Areas of Expertise

  • Privacy, information security and cybersecurity
  • Ecommerce, online contracting and international trade
  • Electronic banking, online financial transactions, and payments
  • Intellectual property protection in the digital world
  • Mobile/telecommunications, digital media and Internet infrastructure and governance

Welcome From The Chair




As January closes, we celebrate its namesake Janus by looking both backward and forward. The Cyberspace Law Committee Winter Working Meeting in San Diego was successful last week, with about 60 lawyers attending and important topics from Data Security in the World of Satellites to an excellent review of the cyberlaw notable cases of 2016. Per usual, the winter meeting was the time for speculative and cutting edge thought as we discussed the hackability of autonomous vehicles, the ability of software to create its own legally-recognized intellectual property, the new rules of cyber liability insurance and the inevitability of smart contracts. Two of our book projects are fast tracked for publication, and a group of younger cyberlawyers contributed to the legal and business discussions. We left California invigorated and with a new set of leaders and new topics to discuss.

Looking forward, we are preparing for the Business Law Section Spring Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-8. We have a number of strong CLE programs and committee projects to discuss then. We hope you will join us.

Ted Claypoole
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee



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Leadership

Chair:

Claypoole, Theodore

Vice-Chair:

Balough, Cheryl

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Recent Program Documents


ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    CEO Succession & Crisis Management: Fiduciary Duty, Securities Disclosure, and Practice Approaches

    03/08/2017-03/08/2017

    Our panelists will provide practical guidance on how boards and advisors can help companies enhance and execute their playbooks for a CEO succession crisis. Companies should maintain and implement thorough emergency CEO succession plans and be positioned to seamlessly respond to concerns of investors, ...

    2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

    04/05/2017-04/08/2017
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans

    **PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR EXISTING REGISTRATION** **TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION**: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, ...

    2017 Business Bar Leader Conference

    05/18/2017-05/19/2017
    Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
    Chicago

    Registration and Thursday Night Dinner is complimentary for Registrant On-Line Event Registration Release In the interest of furthering the ABAs creation, promotion and distribution of educational/informational materials (both now and in the future), I understand ...


Other Programs of Interest

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