September 08, 2020

BLS Virtual Annual Meeting – September 21-25, 2020

The first-ever Virtual Section Annual Meeting (VSAM) is a $550 value you can access for free as a Business Law Section member. To take advantage of this opportunity to learn the latest in business law—including cyberlaw, earn CLE, get involved in meaningful projects, and network with your colleagues, you must register. We encourage you to invite your colleagues who may not have attended a meeting in the past to register, too. Graduating students, recent graduates, and bar candidates can select the free “Law Student” rate. However, please note that if you register as a law student, you will not be able to earn CLE credits.

The full list of list of CLE programs and committee/subcommittee meetings is available here. Cyberspace law is sponsoring five CLE programs:

  • Privacy Twilight Zone: Returning to Work in the Age of Covid-19” will explore 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 panelists will share insights on how these issues are being addressed within their respective specialties: government, medium and large multi-national corporations. This showcase program will be the only program presented on Tuesday, 9/22, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. CT.
  • Expanding Beyond the Beltway and Brussels: The Regulation of Digital Business in the Asia Pacific Region” – With an overview of digital business growth and associated regulatory initiatives in Asia Pacific markets, the panelists will (1) discuss legal issues involving data localization requirements, trade secret protections, and conflicting demands that potentially emerge from these rules and (2) provide practical advice for companies seeking to enter these markets through digital platforms. – Tuesday, 9/22, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Parsing Drone Data: Developing a Resilient Management Model for Drones and Other Novel Technologies” – The FAA provides the primarily legal framework governing drone operations, but other laws apply to the data drones collect. Through case studies, this presentation explores the features of a resilient and proactive drone data management model to mitigate legal, reputational, and privacy risks, with overlapping application for other novel technologies. – Wednesday, 9/23, 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Ownership of AI Thinking: Autonomy, Privacy and Accountability” – This program will introduce automated decision and generative systems that challenge our autonomy, e.g., micro-targeting, “deep fakes.” It will address current privacy and fair information practices claims to personal information in underlying AI data sets and algorithms. It will also introduce transparency of and accountability demands for “ethical” AI relative to proprietary interests. – Thursday, 9/24, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Revising the UCC to Deal with Emerging Technologies: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace” – This program offers ABA members an exceptional opportunity to hear about the work of joint ALI/ULC Study Committee on the UCC and Emerging Technologies from the committee leadership. Intended to be both instructive and interactive, the panel invites you to provide feedback and input into this important project – Friday, 9/25, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Our Committee and subcommittee meetings will occur at the following days/times:

Monday, 9/21

  • 3 pm CT – Cyberspace Law Committee

Tuesday, 9/22

  • 9 am CT – Cross-Border Cyber Regulations Subcommittee
  • 10 am CT – Cloud and Enterprise Technology Subcommittee
  • 11 am CT – Robotics and AI Subcommittee
  • 2 pm CT – Cyber Insurance Subcommittee
  • 3 pm CT – Cybersecurity Subcommittee

Wednesday, 9/23

  • 9 am CT – Electronic Payments and Financial Services Subcommittee
  • 10 am CT – Smart Contracting and Blockchain Subcommittee
  • 11 am CT – Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics Subcommittee
  • 2 pm CT – Federated Identity Management Task Force