August 14, 2019

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues:

I am thrilled to announce that Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines: Understanding A.I. and the Legal Impact is now available for purchase and delivery! Our illustrious former chair, Ted Claypoole, edited this wonderful book authored by many of our committee members. You can read more about the book below and order a copy here.

Many thanks to those who are putting the final touches to their CLE programs for BLS Annual Meeting in Washington DC. We have an impressive array of CLE offerings (listed below) that you’ll want to add to your schedule. In addition, our committee and subcommittees will be meeting on Thursday. You will be able to participate telephonically in our subcommittee meetings, but to catch the CLE programs live, you must register and attend in person.

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/ Consumer Financial Services)
  • 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 will receive an email soon with some more details about the 2020 Cyberspace Law Institute and an invitation to submit program proposals. The Institute will be held on January 24-25, 2020 in Phoenix. Please start thinking about potential CLE programs, and feel free to pitch those ideas to committee program chair Ed Morse.

For those who missed the BLS Spring Meeting in Vancouver, you might want to check out the great article summarizing our program there on “Critical Cybersecurity Compliance Issues for Canadian and U.S. Companies Operating across the Border.” Many thanks to Andrew Alleyne, David Aschkinasi, Bill Denny, and Michael McEvoy for both the program and article!

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