September 09, 2019

Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting

Cheryl Burtzel, Ed Morse

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues:

As the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (September 12-14, 2019) looms larger on the horizon, it is time to put a new event on your planning calendar. 

Our Committee will hold its annual Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting on January 24-25, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s meeting will be held at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. This is a terrific venue, and we are grateful for the school’s support and collaboration as we put together another outstanding opportunity for professional development, networking, and friendship building.

We invite your proposals for CLE presentations and/or roundtable discussions of legal and technological developments.  Proposals should include: (1) Descriptive title; (2) Program chair; (3) Overview of key topics; (4) Proposed length; and (5) Potential panelists. 

Our target audience is sophisticated and interested in legal and technological innovation. We also welcome shorter programs (e.g., 30-45 minutes) that cultivate interaction and audience engagement.  Please submit your program ideas to either Cheryl Burtzel (cburtzel@dwmrlaw.com) or Ed Morse (morse@creighton.edu) by Friday, October 18.

Proposals from those new to the committee or who have not presented for a while are particularly welcome! Last year’s programs included these topics:

  • Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Applications:  Cybersecurity Considerations
  • Developments in Copyright Law in Cyberspace
  • The Shared Responsibility Model: Balancing Liability in a Matrix of Service Providers
  • Recent Developments in Guidance and Requirements for Breach Reporting (focus on issuances from Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, France’s Commission on Informatics and Liberty, and Ohio’s new privacy law)
  • Data Privacy and the Double Trouble of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the Push for a Federal Privacy Standard
  • Current Developments in Fintech (including Arizona’s “fintech sandbox” and the OCC’s “fintech charters”)
  • Geolocation Tracking (location-based) and Privacy
  • Putting a Finger on the Problem: An Update on U.S. Biometric Privacy Law
  • Blockchain Technology --- It’s Not Just for Bitcoin Any More!

We are looking for new developments and new topics, so don’t be afraid to be creative! If you want to discuss, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Best regards. 

Cheryl Burtzel

Cyberspace Law Committee Vice-Chair

Ed Morse

Program Chair