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

We hope you are enjoying your summer. The schedule is set for the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago this September 17-19 and we have a fantastic line-up of meetings and panel discussions.

We will be discussing our current book projects (Data Security in M&A Transactions, and Social Media and the Law), new ideas for publications, our upcoming mini-theme in Business Law Today and other opportunities to add your contributions to the legal community. Our Cyberspace Law Committee meeting will include a talk on how connectivity is making train transportation safer and more cost efficient. We are directly sponsoring eight panel discussions including Making Bitcoin a Crime: Recent Prosecutions of Unlicensed Money Transmitters under the PATRIOT Act (Co-sponsors: Credit Unions, Consumer Financial Services, White-Collar Crime) and Mobile Health Apps: You Are Probably Violating the Law (Co-sponsors: Health Law and Life Sciences, Corporate Compliance). We are also co-sponsoring several panels proposed by other Committees. See the July newsletter for the full list.

Our winter working meeting is set for the last Friday/Saturday in January, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale. We will be staying on the beach, and working at the Shepard Broad Law Center at the Nova Southeastern University where our good friend and committee member Jon Garon is Dean. More information to come on this as well.

But for now, work hard and stay cool.



Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

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Claypoole, Theodore


Balough, Cheryl

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Recent Program Documents

ABA Business Law Section Programs

Section Events

Other Programs of Interest

Clash of the Titans: Mixing Personal and Professional on Social Media
July 15, 2015
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar

E-Signatures: How the Law of Contracts Is Changing
August 19, 2015
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar


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