Cyberspace Law Committee Newsletter - October 2019


In This Issue

Business & Corporate

Message from the Chair

It was great to see many of you at the BLS Annual Meeting in DC. We presented nine CLE programs (10% of all programs at the meeting) to strong reviews. Five programs were joint presentations with the Consumer Financial Services Committee—a valuable partnership for both committees. “Recent Developments in US State Privacy Requirements: How Do Businesses Balance It All?”—the last program of the day on Friday coordinated by John Isaza, Niya McCray, and Agnes Bundy Scanlan—was the most highly attended of all programs at the meeting! Many thanks to Cyberspace Law Committee members who coordinated and served as panelists on our programs.

Business & Corporate

Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting

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.

Business & Corporate

Is Instagram the Next Frontier for Data Privacy?

It’s been a long, hot summer with exciting developments in data privacy and cyberspace law. New state statutes will soon go into effect in California and recently went into effect in Nevada. Several other states have proposed their own data privacy bills which continue to wind their way through those legislatures. Facebook has become the object of unprecedented regulatory attention and hit with historic fines. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire is blamed for everything from election tampering to psychological disorders.