February 13, 2019

The 2019 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting

Cheryl M. Burtzel

From January 24 to 26, 2019, our committee hosted its annual Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting at the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. We were delighted to see familiar faces as well as new attendees. 

Our program presentations began with key cyberspace law developments in the past year, presented by Jon Garon, Dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of Law. We then moved to plenary CLE sessions on the international developments in satellite technology and impacts on Global Navigation Satellite Systems applications, the issues associated with geolocation tracking and privacy, developments in biometric privacy law, and novel use cases for blockchain technology. Additional plenary sessions included programs on the California Consumer Privacy Act and the movement toward a U.S. federal privacy standard and on recent legislative and regulatory developments in Fintech. Our CLE roundtable discussions included recent developments in copyright law; new guidance on data security breach reporting requirements (including international developments in Canada, France, and other jurisdictions); and the legal and practical challenges of navigating the risks associated with enterprise infrastructure supported by third party providers.

Subcommittee working sessions included sessions on Cyberinsurance; Healthcare IT task force plans for 2019; a Robotics and Artificial Intelligence subcommittee work session on a program on Medical AI and uses of Robotics in healthcare for the Spring 2019 meeting in Vancouver; and the Financial Services and E-Payments subcommittee discussion on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent regulations on general purpose, re-loadable prepaid cards and “prepaid accounts,” as well as discussion of SEC enforcement actions on initial coin offerings and the other developments.  Other subcommittee work sessions included those conducted on Non-U.S. Cyber Regulations, Cross Border e-Commerce, the Current Law Task Force, Smart Contracting, Cybersecurity, Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics, Cloud and Enterprise Technology, Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics, Internet Governance, and Federated Identity Management.

Overall, we enjoyed hearing about recent developments and sharing the expertise of many committee members and others.  We especially appreciated the opportunity to work with the faculty of Stetson University College of Law.  A number of faculty members participated in our programs by presenting substantive programs and by leading roundtables. Special thanks go to Dean Kristen Adams, Professor Mark Bauer, Professor Timothy Kaye, and Adjunct Professor Ashley Chase for their programs and to the staff and faculty of the College for hosting us on Friday and Saturday.

We will let you know as soon as updated materials from our CLE programs are available on the committee website.