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

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues:

Welcome to 2018. As I read the predictions of bloggers and the press about cybersecurity threats for the new year, I am reminded how the Cyberspace Law Committee is always ahead of the curve—thanks to the quality of your work! I look forward to the thought-provoking discussions we will share at the 2018 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting.

I hope that you are registered for the meeting on January 26-57 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The program is full of CLE programs on timely topics, roundtables, subcommittee meetings, input from Georgia Tech researchers, food/drink, and many opportunities for networking. You can read more in the January newsletter below about some of the subcommittee projects and offerings at the meeting. Online registration will end Friday, January 12, and the hotel block is available only through January 11, so please get those reservations in now. Your participation is welcome!

After publishing two best-sellers in 2017, our committee has started off 2018 with another winning book, Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies, edited by Prof. Ed Morse, our Cyberspace Committee Program Chair. A big thank you to Ed and all of you who contributed to this volume, which is valuable for both those who counsel regularly in this field and those who are beginning to explore the topic.

Look for the annual “Survey on the Law of Cyberspace” to come out later this month in The Business Lawyer. If you would like to contribute to this annual publication, the Cyberspace newsletter, Business Law Today, or any of the books we have in the works, please let me know.

I hope to see you in Atlanta!

Cheryl Dancey Balough
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee

Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions and Handbook on Global Social Media Law for Business Lawyers.


Cyberspace Committee Publications and Programs

    Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies

    Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies

    ISBN: 978-1-63425-962-0 Product Code: 5070750 2017, 7x10, 352 pages Banking and payment systems are continually becoming more complex. Technological innovations have impacted the structure, form, and variety of payment systems, increasing their variety as well as their ubiquity on an international level. ...

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On January 26-27, 2018 we will host the 2018 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, see our latest newsletter to the left and visit our conference webpage.

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