American Bar Association
Cyberspace Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

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

Message From The Chair

Dear Cyberspace Law Colleagues:

For the first time in several years I am not preparing to head off to the ABA Annual Meeting because, as you know by now, we are instead gearing up for the first Business Law Section Fall Annual Meeting, September 11-13 in Chicago. We may not have the chance to check on the doings of our colleagues in other sections, as in years past, but instead we are looking forward to the opportunity to focus on Business Law Section activities. In that spirit, and similar to the plans for Spring Business Law Section meetings, the committee's agenda at the Chicago meeting is a complete one, with a full Cyberspace Committee meeting, meetings of the Committee's subcommittees and task forces, and several CLE programs. Please read on for more details about the offerings.

For those of you who have not been to an in-person meeting, or have not joined us at one of these meetings for some time, please remember that all the subcommittee meetings and task force meetings are open. Newcomers, new participants, and observers are always welcome and encouraged. We look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago!

Jonathan T. Rubens
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee, Business Law Section

Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

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ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    Business Law Section - 2014 Section Annual Meeting

    Hyatt Regency Chicago

    Attend the inaugural ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 11-13, 2014, to enjoy comprehensive business law programming, including:More than 40 CLE programs prepared and presented by practice-area expertsUp-to-the-minute topical sessions covering the latest business law issues ...

Other Programs of Interest

Advising on the Impact on Patentability of Commercial Use of a Trade Secret
Date:August 26, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar

Moving Target: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements and Liabilities
Date: August 26, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar



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