American Bar Association
Section of Science & Technology: Information Security Committee

Section of Science & Technology:
Information Security Committee



A Publication of the Information Security and EDDE Committees ABA Section of Science & Technology Law.


Two New Books on Emerging Technologies Law and Information and Internet Law

By Thomas J. Shaw

Conflicting Document Production Laws May Result in International Discovery Restrictions

By Courtney Lotfi

The Independent Chief Data Officer: A Weapon in the Arsenal of Information Security

By Michael Aisenberg

Considerations Governing the Lifting of a Litigation Hold in Civil and Criminal e-Discovery

By Alec Webley, Alexander B. Hastings, and Edward H. Rippey

Executive Order 12333, the President-Elect, and the NSA

By April Doss

Blockchain Risk Factors in Securities Offerings and Filings

By Bo Harvey and John Servidio

About the Information Security Committee (ISC)

This Committee is comprised of a diverse group of lawyers, security experts, technologists, auditors and other professionals, whose focus includes the examination and analysis of legal, business, and technical aspects of securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

Our focus spans across the spectrum of information security issues, including: emerging issues surrounding the protection of information and critical infrastructures within computer systems and networks, such as the Internet; all aspects of litigation involving computer ecosystems as well as the electronic information generated by them; and regulatory and legal information security compliance and contracting.

The ISC provides a venue for the examination of legal frameworks impacting the deployment, management and regulation of networks and infrastructure systems of immense value and complexity. The ISC draws on the multi-disciplinary expertise of members to explore integrated solutions to problems where the law and information security intersect.

The ISC has been the focal point of diverse secure electronic commerce law initiatives since 1992, and its body of published work includes globally influential documents relating to electronic authentication, digital signatures, and public key infrastructures. ISC members interests also include the security aspects of protecting private electronic consumer and health care patient information, electronic evidence, securing electronic financial transactions and payments and compliance with the increasing patchwork of information security and privacy laws.

Increasingly, the ISC's work encompasses issues involved with identifying security threats and vulnerabilities to computer systems and networks, implementing security solutions in response to vulnerabilities, handling security breaches and other incidents and the development of new approaches to digital data and digital data generation within both a pre-litigation and litigation environment.

The ISC's list serve is recognized as a leading on-line forum for the robust debate on the spectrum of views from its members and other SMEs on these emerging issues of law and policy in the network infrastructure security arena.

Conversation with Committee Co-Chairs

Information Security & Privacy Resources


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    Aisenberg, Michael
    Jorgensen, Serge
    Kesterson, Hoyt


    O'Connor, Brendan
    Olcott, Jake
    Reiniger, Timothy

    Committee Roster  

    Section Events

    Section Events

      Combating Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession


      The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Commission on Law and Aging,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Commission on Women In the Profession,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Center for Human Rights,Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice,Section of Legal Edu. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

      Augmented Reality: Beyond Pokémon Go™


      The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

      Expanding the Science on Marijuana and Drug Testing


      The event will be held on 04/24/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Judicial Division,Section of State and Local Government Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Related Resources

    Information Law Journal

    Information Law Journal / ISPN Archives

    View all the Information Security and Privacy Newsletters.

    Committee Work Products

    Digital Signature & PKI Assessment Guidelines

    Information Security Committee Resources

    Access Controls and Status of Patient Consent Breach; Notifications under HITECH Act; ISC Working Groups; ISC Newsletter Author Guidelines; Solo Practitioner Solutions

    Modified by Thomas Shaw on March 3, 2017

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