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

Welcome From The Chair

Welcome to March! Coming off of an excellent and productive Winter Working Meeting in Florida, we soon fly north to Montreal for the Business Law Section Spring Meeting starting April 7, 2016. Our team just lined up a data security and device encryption debate with Committee Stalwart Warren Agin arguing the part of device manufacturers who wish to maintain secure devices, and former Justice Department lawyer Mark Schamel arguing the part of law enforcement agencies who want access to any device. This debate will lead off our Committee meeting at 9 am on Thursday the 7th. We will also be sponsoring an entire day of subcommittee and task force meetings, and the excellent CLE panels and programs sprinkled throughout the conference.

Our Committee Dinner will be Thursday night at Industria, and we will be sharing a table with the Corporate counsel Committee, Intellectual Property Committee, the Corporate Compliance Committee and others. So come with us for a night on the town. Buy a ticket.

We still need some writers for the BLT Cyberspace Law Edition. The articles are short and simple; the recognition of your skill and service is ongoing. Find an interesting topic and write for us. We will be filing an entire publication cycle of the periodical.

We hope to see you in Quebec.


Ted Claypoole
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee of the ABA Business Law Section


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Modified by Lois Mermelstein on March 16, 2016

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