Cyberspace Law Subcommittees

Cloud and Enterprise Technology

Chairs:
Jones, Candace
Wilson, Isvara
Mission Statement: The Cloud & Enterprise Technology Subcommittee provides a forum for business lawyers who support the wide range of technology matters their business clients encounter. We are “law and technology generalists.” Subcommittee projects focus on tools to assist in-house counsel and business lawyers in private practice provide practical and actionable advice to clients managing technology in day-to-day operations and making technology investments to innovate and remain competitive.

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Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics

Chairs:
Isaza, John
Rothchild, John

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Cross-Border E-Commerce

Chairs:
Burman, Harold
Gregory, John
Mission Statement: The Cross-Border e-Commerce Subcommittee focuses on foreign and international legal regimes that increasingly are likely to affect clients’ affairs online.

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Current Law

Chair:
Silvestro, Michael
Mission Statement: The Current Law Task Force The Current Law Task Force tracks changes in cyberspace law, new impactful cases, regulatory prosecutions, settlements or policy statements, or new statutes that might affect the business of cyberspace, data, or the digital world. Our goals are to share such developments through short write-ups in the Cyberspace Law Committee newsletter and the Committee website and, if the topic is of sufficient interest, turn the item into an article for Business Law Today.

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Cyber Insurance

Chair:
Black, John
Mission Statement: We are the Cyber Insurance Subcommittee. Our focus is on following, and educating business lawyers concerning, developments in the rapidly changing cyber insurance world. While cyber insurance is still a fairly young line of insurance - having existed as a commercially viable insurance product for only 10-15 years - cyber insurance has evolved rapidly in that time to address significant changes in technology, the implementation of that technology within business operations, and legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in response to the implementation of technology. As cyber insurance policies are far from uniform, policies can be complex and difficult to understand particularly as cyber insurers offer multiple coverages designed to respond to many specific risks, including loss of control over personal data, ransomware and business interruption. Many cyber insurers also specialize in writing cyber insurance for specific types of businesses, such as financial institutions, healthcare organizations, municipalities, retailers and professional services firms, which can make understanding and evaluating cyber insurance and risk management even more challenging.

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Cybersecurity

Chairs:
Smedinghoff, Thomas
Trope, Roland

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Federated Identity Management

Chair:
Smedinghoff, Thomas
Mission Statement: The mission of the Task Force is to study the legal issues that arise in connection with the development, implementation and use of federated identity management in ecommerce and other electronic communication settings, as well as to develop common terms and contracts that can be used by parties in this area.

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Financial Services and Payments

Chairs:
Hughes, Sarah
Middlebrook, Stephen
Mission Statement: The Electronic Payment and Financial Services subcommittee is focused on all Electronic Payment mechanisms, including stored value, debit cards, prepaid and gift cards, electronic wallets and mobile payments.

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Healthcare IT

Chairs:
Ross, Dina
Surgenor, Valerie

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Internet Governance

Chairs:
Kelly, Michael
Satola, David
Mission Statement: The mission of the Task Force is (1) to raise awareness within the Committee, the Section and the ABA on legal and related policy aspects of Internet Governance principally at the international level and (2) to promote understanding of developments regarding Internet Governance. The Task Force will address Internet Governance issues that affect legal practitioners and those that relate to the Rule of Law generally. The Task Force will perform this mission primarily by monitoring activities of the international community regarding legal developments of Internet Governance, and by participating in such activities, as appropriate.

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Non-U.S. Cyber Regulations

Chairs:
Flint, David
Morse, Edward
Vice-Chair:
Alleyne, Andrew

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Chairs:
Reyes, Carla
Lifshitz, Lisa
Mission Statement: The Mobile and Connected Devices subcommittee focuses on the special legal and business issues that can arise when using mobile and connected devices, including the Internet of Things. We encourage you to join our subcommittee if you are interested in collaborating on the development of presentations, articles, and projects related to new technologies and business models, liabilities, regulatory obligations, transactional strategies, and privacy concerns.

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Smart Contracting

Chairs:
Denny, William
Ottaviani, John
Mission Statement: The Smart Contracting Subcommittee examines issues arsing from the use of electronic means to present contract terms. In the early days of the Cyberspace Committee, members of the subcommittee authored two influential articles on electronic contracting in the Business Lawyer: Click-Through Agreements: Strategies for Avoiding Disputes on Validity of Assent, 57 Bus. Law. 401 (2001), and Browse-Wrap Agreements: Validity of Implied Assent in Electronic Form Agreements, 59 Bus. Law. 279 (2003). The Smart Contracting Subcommittee is currently tackling the issue of modification of online contracts and invites all interested Business Law Section members to participate.

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