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:

Happy summer travels!

Some of us are on the road... and the more we travel the more we realize we are always dealing with cyber-issues these days. How do I connect safely to Wi-Fi at the airport? What's the best connectivity choice when staying at the lake? What about checking in from the air or from the car? Is my data being saved or tracked? Can I work on the client document, send the redline from the plane, and do a conference call in the airport? Am I risking privacy, confidentiality, security problems? What security choices are available for remote access? With so many communication choices the security, privacy, and—not to mention—pricing issues are even more complicated than before.

We addressed some of these issues at the last spring meeting in a program that addressed professional responsibility issues and accessing technology—and there is a lot more to consider, which we will address in meetings to come. Stay safe, secure, and connected.

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

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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

The Mobile Transformation: The Extraordinary Legal Implications of Billions of Mobile Devices
Date: July 21, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar

The Future of Bulk Data Collection
Date: July 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar


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