March 01, 2019

Subcommittee News

From the Cloud & Enterprise Technology Subcommittee
Candace Jones and Isvara Wilson

The Cloud & Enterprise Technology Committee hosts a series of recurring drop-in conference calls to review content for the forthcoming book, Director’s Handbook – Enterprise Technology.  The calls are no more than one hour every other Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. E.T.  If you would like to be invited to the calls, please contact Candace Jones.

A number of authors have submitted draft chapters.  We appreciate constructive feedback that will help authors focus and refine the content for a director audience.  In the course of conversation, the table of contents may continue to evolve – adding writing opportunities. 

The meetings are also be an opportunity to share resources for the “additional reading” list to be included in each chapter.   A lot of good source material has already been written by Committee members on the wide range of technology topics the book will cover, and we want to use the book highlight that work as well. 

From the Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee
John Isaza and John Rothchild

The Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee is targeting the Spring conference in Vancouver to review the first full draft of its project developing a checklist of domestic and international legal regulations that should be considered when advising organizations that make use of personal data. The challenge has been the dynamic nature of the privacy space with several major regulations coming out of all corners of the planet during the most recent past. To that end, the Subcommittee has accepted that the initial deliverable will simply present a snap shot in time, which will need to be updated on an ongoing basis. If all goes according to plan, the project will be presented to the broader ABA audience some time during the summer of 2019.

From the Current Law Task Force
Michael Silvestro

The next meeting of the Current Law Task Force will be March 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM CST.  The Current Law Task Force hosts monthly calls to discuss new developments and emerging issues, as well as opportunities to publish updates to ABA members through various ABA publications.  The call-in numbers for the next meeting are:

Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada):
(866) 646-6488

International dial-in number:
(707) 287-9583

Conference code:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in developing a piece for publication, please contact Michael Silvestro at

From the Identity Management Legal Task Force
Tom Smedinghoff

The Identity Management Legal Task Force is beginning the work necessary to examine issues related to existing and proposed legislation regarding identity management, both domestically and global. This includes the current project underway at the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Because the ABA no longer provides us with a list of persons interested in the work of this Task Force, if you have an interest in this project, would like additional information, and/or would like to participate, please contact Tom Smedinghoff directly at