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.

August 2017 - E-Privacy Newsletter

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

The previous E-Privacy Newsletter (July 2017) is available here.

All previous editions of the newsletter can be downloaded below:

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
Reiter, Stephanie
Shelton, Dominique
Watson, Ericka

Committee Roster  

Privacy Resources

Section Events

Section Events

    Shedding Light on Darkness: What You Need to Know about the Dark Web


    Shedding Light on Darkness: What You Need to Know about the Dark Web

    IP West 2017

    Hilton Long Beach Hotel
    Long Beach

    A new forum providing insightful updates on the most current IP Law. From the trusted CLE provider, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Earn CLE credit while you learn the latest developments in intellectual property law and network with colleagues from the US and around the world. ...

    What You Need to Know: Threats Your Technology Poses to Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege


    The event will be held on 10/11/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Center For Professional Responsibility,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Litigation,Section of Intellectual Property Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. 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 August 26, 2017

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