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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



Many thanks to Ted Claypoole for his leadership of the best committee in the Business Law Section! Of course, he isn’t going away. In fact, he will help host our next Cyberspace Law Institute in his new home town of Atlanta, and he has volunteered to edit an exciting new book (see more below). We also owe much gratitude to Lois Mermelstein, who has edited our newsletter for the past several years, and congratulate her as the new chair of the BLS Technology Committee.


It was great to see many of you in Chicago for the Annual Meeting, where we sponsored six thought-provoking CLE programs. If you were not able to attend them, you can access the program materials and the audio recordings. We also had a full slate of subcommittee/task force meetings with lively discussions that generated project ideas—a few of which have been submitted as CLE program proposals for the BLS Spring Meeting.


We are in the midst of planning for the 2018 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting and welcome your proposals. A great way to convince your boss to send you to Atlanta in the middle of winter (January 26-27) is to explain that you must go because you have been selected as a CLE presenter or roundtable leader. The audience at the meeting is cyber lawyers, so propose a 30 to 45-minute talk that addresses something cutting edge. We love to hear about new technologies and speculative legal theories. Proposals are due by Friday, October 14.


The two books Cyberspace Law Committee published in August are selling well. You can purchase Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions and Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers through these links. We have three more books in the works. If you would like to contribute to a book on AI and machine learning, contact editor Ted Claypoole. To add your knowledge to a book about drafting and negotiating effective cloud computing agreements, please email editor Lisa Lifshitz. Our new book Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Technology, edited by Ed Morse, will be out soon.


And if you would like to contribute material to the Cyberspace Law newsletter, please reach out to Tom Kierner, the committee’s new Communications Director.


These are just a few ways to share your expertise and leadership not only with cyberspace lawyers but also with others who rely on the Cyberspace Law Committee’s in-person programs, publications, checklists, webinars, and more. See some of our projects in the works below. And reach out to Vice-Chair Cheryl Burtzel, Program Chair Ed Morse, or me with your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you—and to seeing you in Atlanta!


These are just a few ways to share your expertise and leadership not only with cyberspace lawyers but others who rely on the Cyberspace Law Committee’s in-person programs, publications, checklists, webinars, and more. See some of our projects in the works below. And reach out to Vice-Chair Cheryl Burtzel, Program Chair Ed Morse, or me with your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you—and to seeing you in Atlanta!


Cheryl Dancey Balough
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee


Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions and Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers.



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Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

    Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers

    Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-794-7 Product Code: 5070735 2017, 7×10, 304 pages, Paperback This handbook deals with social media laws and related governance principally in the United States (including a separate chapter on records management within the context of social media), while providing the reader with ample ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Balough, Cheryl

Vice-Chair:

Burtzel, Cheryl

Committee Roster  


Recent Program Documents


Subcommittees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Materials


ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    Managing Key Risks in International Business

    11/28/2017-11/28/2017

    This program will focus on the issues to be addressed by a U.S. company seeking to do business abroad, including: Structuring a Cross-Border transaction Free Trade Agreements and their impact on investment Civil law v. common law and the role of local counsel Anti-bribery and anti-corruption Anti-money ...

    Aviation Finance Conference 2017

    12/05/2017-12/05/2017
    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    New York

    CLE Credit : The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA,CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MP, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes ...

    2017 Corporate Laws Committee December Meeting

    12/08/2017-12/09/2017
    JW Marriott Houston Downtown
    Houston

    **PLEASE START ON THIS PAGE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE COMMITTEE DINNER** 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, click on View Registration. Find the Select Events ...


Other Programs of Interest

On May 24, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host an all-day conference to take a comprehensive look at how identity theft has evolved over the last decade and what we can do to address this challenge in the future.

The conference will be open to the public and take place at the FTC’s Constitution Center building, 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, DC. The conference will also be available online via webcast.

For more information, see the conference page.
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Links to Other Resources


Listserve

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CLCC-MEMS@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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