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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



Happy May to all Cyber Lawyers.

Please note that time is short for proposing a panel or presentation for the September Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Boston. We are still seeking ideas, speakers and moderators for CLE discussions of cyberspace topics, so from the many facets of data security regulation to the most arcane corners of the tech business, we want your ideas and topics. What interests you? Drones, biometrics, self-managing warehouses/manufacturing, FinTech, the coming VR revolution, distributed ledger technology, cyber fraud, tech regulators and the lawyers who love them? Now is the time to tell us. We have another few days to propose topics.

The conference in Montreal went well, aside from the predictable snow. We learned much and enjoyed the company of cyberlawyers and business lawyers from all over the world. Our Committee hosted a mock Apple vs. Justice Department argument on a company’s rights and responsibilities in encrypting consumer hardware.

Keep your eyes open for the first ever Business Law Today Cyberspace Makeover, where the entire May issue will be filled with Cyber articles, from self-driving cars to Chinese cyberlaws to rogue mobile apps. You should enjoy our complete domination of BLT. We will also be starting next month a Cyberspace Law column in upcoming Business Law Today publications, so we will have a hand in the rest of their publications this year.

Finally, please note that we have several book projects in various stages, including Social Media Law, Data Security in Merger Transactions, and Twenty-First Century Payments. We are looking at possible book projects in Analytics and in the Internet of Things, so let us know your interest in writing or editing. We need your talents.

Enjoy the rest of Spring.

Ted

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


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Leadership

Chair:

Claypoole, Theodore

Vice-Chair:

Balough, Cheryl

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ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

    Navigating the Ethical Maelstroms When the Law Firm Ship is Going Down

    06/09/2016-06/09/2016

    The profession has seen a number of law firms dissolve in the last few decades. When law firms fail, a number of ethical and risk management issues surface that require careful and conscious planning to successfully navigate. These issues relate to everything from client property and client files, to ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    09/08/2016-09/10/2016
    Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Boston

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