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.

September 2017 - E-Privacy Newsletter

Our latest SciTech E-Privacy Newsletter (October 2017 issue) is available here.

All previous editions of the newsletter can be downloaded below:

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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Golding, Elliot
Miller, Peter


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

Committee Roster  

Privacy Resources

Section Events

Section Events

    Driving the Next Generation: Legal Update on Self-Driving Cars


    The event will be held on 11/17/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Section of Science & Technology Law,Young Lawyers Division. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Complying with FAR and DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements


    The event will be held on 12/08/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Cybersecurity Legal Task Force,Center for Professional Development,Law Practice Division,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Public Contract Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    The Disaster Roadmap: Leveraging Funding and Best Practices


    The event will be held on 12/11/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Section of State and Local Government Law,Disaster Response and Preparedness,Section of Science & Technology Law,Young Lawyers Division,Construction Industry Leadership Chairs & Staff. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


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 October 29, 2017

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