American Bar Association
Section of Science & Technology Law: E-Privacy Law Committee

Section of Science & Technology Law:
E-Privacy Law Committee

About the Committee

The ABA E-Privacy Law Committee is a forum for sharing information concerning cutting-edge legal developments with respect to information privacy, both domestically and globally. It provides opportunities for networking with colleagues in the same field, discussing a wide range of privacy issues, commenting on developing practices and guidelines regarding privacy, participating in the development of publications, taking positions on policy issues. The Committee features a listserv, offers periodic meetings, teleconferences and publications.

January 2018 - E-Privacy Newsletter

Our latest SciTech E-Privacy Newsletter (January 2018 issue) is available here.

All previous editions of the newsletter can be downloaded below:

E-Privacy Newsletter December 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter November 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter October 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter September 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter August 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter July 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter June 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter April 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter February 2017

E-Privacy Newsletter November 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter August 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter June 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter March 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter February 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter January 2016

E-Privacy Newsletter November 2015

October 18, 2016 - Hot Topics The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently released its long-awaited “Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing.” Using 11 questions and comprehensive responses, the guidance details the OCR’s position on the obligations of covered entities and business associates who use cloud services providers (CSPs) to manage their electronic protected health information (ePHI). There are three important takeaways from the guidance: (1) CSPs are presumably business associates with very limited exceptions even if they only handle encrypted data, (2) the OCR continues to emphasize the importance of tailored security risk assessments in its enforcement efforts, and (3) the OCR is increasing its scrutiny of contractual agreements involving ePHI in its enforcement efforts.

The guidance is available here.

The alert we wrote is available here.

CPO Corner (Chief Privacy Officer Interviews)


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Our Leadership


Golding, Elliot
Miller, Peter


Britton, Katherine
Evans, Justin
Lanois, Paul
Martinez, Richard
Morgan, Willa
Neff, Charles
Reiter, Stephanie
Shelton, Dominique
Watson, Ericka

Committee Roster  

Privacy Resources

Section Events

Section Events

    Cybersecurity and Your Law Firm: Top Tips from the Pros


    The event will be held on 02/27/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.00 CLE Credits .

    Pre-RSA ISC Meeting 2018


    11th Annual Face-to-Face Pre-RSA ISC Meeting April 15 16, 2018 Hosted at the Offices of Foley & Lardner, 555 California Street Keynotes from leading Administration and state cyber officials; Annual review of essential ICT cases and regulatory proceedings, quad ...

    Internet of Things National Institute

    Crowell & Moring LLP

    The Internet of Things (IOT) is defined as billions of vehicles, buildings, process control devices, wearables, medical devices, drones, consumer/business products, mobile phones, tablets, and other smart objects that are wirelessly connecting to and communicating with each other. This new top law practice ...


The Law of E-Tracking
Is Your Phone Too Smart, Your Media Too Social, and Your Advertising Misbehaving?
By Ruth Hill Bro

Committee Articles and Reports

Modified by Paul Lanois on January 21, 2018

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