July 12, 2019

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues:

I am very pleased to announce that the 2020 Cyberspace Law Institute will be held on January 24-25, 2020 in Phoenix. We all are enjoying the summer heat now, and you’ll have the opportunity to get another taste of it in January (highs around 70) while getting caught up on the latest in cyberspace law and networking with your colleagues. More details will be shared soon, but it’s not too early to start thinking about potential CLE programs. Feel free to pitch ideas to committee program chair Ed Morse.

Right now, we are gearing up for the BLS Annual Meeting in Washington DC. If you have not yet done so, please register. In addition to our Thursday day of committee/subcommittee meetings, we have an impressive array of CLE offerings. Several of the programs we are jointly sponsoring with Consumer Financial Services. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, September 12

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Board Responsibilities in Cybersecurity – The View from the SEC (part of the Cyberspace Law Committee Meeting)

Friday, September 13

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Digital Taxes: Expanding the Jurisdictional Reach 
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 pm: Your Web Content & Diverging Rules in EU/US on ISP Liability for Copyright Infringement 
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Is There No Such Thing as a Free Ad & the New EU e-Privacy Regulation
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Diversitech: Using Alternative Data and Diversity in Fintech to Reach Consumers (joint w/ CFS)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Advance Wage Payment Products (joint w/ CFS) 
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: AI and Its Impact on In-House Counsel (joint w/ CFS) 
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Recent Developments in US State Privacy Requirements: How Do Businesses Balance It All? (joint w/ CFS)

Saturday, September 14

  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am: Digging Deeper into Blockchain: Regulatory & Legislative Updates (joint w/ CFS)

You can read more about some of the programs below. Details on our Thursday evening dinner will be out soon. We look forward to collaborating with you in DC.

As always, please reach out to vice-chair Cheryl Burtzel or me with other ideas or projects you would like to pursue.

Cheryl Dancey Balough
Committee Chair

Cheryl D. Balough

Cyberspace Law Committee Chair