July 10, 2020

Subcommittee News

Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee

The Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee has proposed a CLE program for the Business Law Section annual meeting titled “Privacy Twilight Zone: Returning to Work in the Age of Covid-19.” The description of the program is:

“In this session, panelists will share their insights on privacy related issues arising from the reintroduction of the workforce back into the workplace under new screening technologies related to social distancing surveillance and the bulk collection of COVID-19 data. Distinctions between government entity and the private sector requirements will be drawn, followed by legal issues arising from what type of data will be collected, where, how, and most importantly what happens to it under the age of artificial intelligence where even so-called anonymized data could potentially lead to identification of an individual. The expert team of panelists will share their insights on how these issues are being addressed within their respective specialties: government, medium and large multi-national corporations.”

Cybersecurity Subcommittee

I. Recent Activities

Roland Trope served as a co-chair and speaker on the following webinar programs:

  • May 14, 2020 - Cracking the CFIUS Code - Bar Association of City of New York;
  • May 26, 2020 - Cracking the CFIUS Code - ABA, Public Contracts Section, IP Committee
  • June 8, 2020 - Rising Tides of Protectionism? - ABA, Section of International Law
  • June 10, 2020 - Artificial Intelligence as Collaborator, as Creator: Exploration of the Intersection of AI, IP, and Security - Bar Association of City of New York
  • June 26, 2020 - Cracking the CFIUS Code - ABA, Business Law Section

Tom Smedinghoff spoke on the “Identification and Authentication in the Digital Economy” panel at the UNCITRAL COVID-19 Response webinar series on July 8, 2020.

II. Plans for Summer/Fall

Roland Trope will be co-chairing a podcast series with Marc Donner (formerly at Google and Uber) and Professor Charles Palmer (IBM Watson and Dartmouth College, Dept. of Computer Science) which will explore issues arising from the intersection of AI, IP, and Security.

At the BLS Virtual Annual Meeting in September, the subcommittee will meet and welcomes suggestions for projects and online/webinar programs.

Electronics Payments and Financial Services Subcommittee

We have invited representatives of the Federal Management Service, which handles federal disbursements for client agencies.

This presentation is part of our series on Payments during Pandemics, which we premiered on March 26th and continued with our May 12th CLE.