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The mission of the Central Eastern European Membership's Committee is to develop and foster a dialogue and encourage members of the Central Eastern European region to interact as a member with other ITechLaw Committees, as well as the broader legal community on matters of common interest, including the identification of IT significant developments in the region and reporting them to the different and corresponding Substantive Law Committees.To that end, the Central Eastern European Membership Committee will be responsible for organizing and promoting regional networking events.In addition, the Central Eastern European Membership will also assist in the recruitment of new members to the ITechLaw Association, specifically from lawyers and professionals in the Central Eastern European region
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This recently formed Substantive Law Committee focused on Cyber Crime, finds its rationale from the great interest (and concern) this issue generates both in the US and throughout the world. The US National Security Agency has reported that there has been a seventeen-fold increase in computer attacks on American infrastructure between 2009 and 2013, with many of those attacks being initiated by criminal gangs, hackers, and other nations. Pending legislation which can assist Government in the detection, prevention, and prosecution of cyber crimes, we hope this Committee will be able to at least provide perspective to the US and other Governments on the global impact of a hot issue, which affects not only individuals, corporations and Governments, but on the legal community as a whole.
The Committee will study and play a thought leadership role on cybercrime, not only as it relates to attacks on critical infrastructure, but also the use of social media and technology as key components of criminal prosecutions and sometimes serving as the instrumentality used to commit the offense itself. We have forensic experts on the Committee, as well as leading Criminal lawyers. Other topics that are proposed to be considered include the application of traditional discovery and evidentiary rules (e.g. authentication, relevance, and admissibility) to electronically-generated and stored information.
We hope the Cyber Crime Committee will become a trusted and authoritative resource on cybercrime issues for the legal and legislative communities. We also hope that we will play a role, globally, in the legislative efforts to address crimes involving the use of technology and/or the admissibility of electronic evidence.
This Committee will also foster a dialogue with other ITechLaw Committees, as well as the broader legal community, on matters of common interest.
Co-Chair: Meg StricklerCo-Chair: Peter BräutigamVice-Chair: Guiseppe VaciagoVice-Chair: Maria Baranchikova
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The ITechLaw Data Protection Law Committee focuses on global technology law issues surrounding data protection and privacy, and monitors international legal developments and legislation.
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The Dispute Resolution Committee provides the Association and its members with a forum in which to collect, discuss, and disseminate current information on the law and practice of arbitration and mediation, and to provide a knowledge platform on these issues that can be used in the programming, policy and publication work of the Association.
Co-Chair: Ann GordonCo-Chair: Thomas ThalhoferVice-Chair: David McIlwaineVice-Chair: Eduarda Moraes Chacon Rosas
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The objective of the ITechLaw e-Commerce Law Committee is to establish a network of lawyers from ITechLaw Member countries who have a keen interest in e-commerce and are prepared to participate in the proceedings of the Committee and to make contributions on e-commerce legal issues.
Co-Chair: Bart SujeckiCo-Chair: Vishal GandhiVice-Chair: Marco BellezzaVice-Chair: Timothy Siaw
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The Committee is comprised of ITechLaw members interested in the unique topics, trends and issues of concern to corporate and in-house counsel. The Committee identifies themes of interest to in house counsel and to understand how best they can benefit from ITechLaw.
Co-Chair: Clive DaviesCo-Chair: Eugene WeitzVice-Chair: Christian RingelingVice-Chair: Paul Lanois
As developed and developing economies become ever more reliant on the creation and use of technology, increasingly complex and controversial cross border intellectual property issues arise which demand resolution. The ITechLaw Intellectual Property Law Committee encourages members to identify these issues, debate them and attempt to find ways to resolve them. The Committee comprises a global network of Technology Lawyers with an interest in the protection and exploitation of innovation.
Co-Chair: Dilek Ustun EkdialCo-Chair: Steven WeyerVice-Chair: Michael McDonaldVice-Chair: Alistair McKinnon
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As the use of virtual worlds, social gaming and virtual currencies continue to grow, so too do the legal issues associated with them. The Interactive Entertainment and Media Committee addresses various legal issues relating to virtual worlds, online gaming, and social media, with a view to engaging in innovative studies that lead to conference programming, Association publications and policy proposals. (Formerly the Social Media and Online Gaming Committee).
The I-WIN Committee supports the unique interests and needs of women, providing ample networking and career-boosting educational opportunities including a dedicated online community and regularly held meetings. The I-WIN Committee has successfully endeavored to increase the representation of women members in ITechLaw, and continues to actively recruiting new members from both ITechLaw’s existing membership and the legal community at large.
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The ITechLaw technology sourcing law committee is dedicated to providing network opportunities for lawyers dealing with out- and insourcing, IT projects, service contracts and cloud agreements and to developing, sharing and promoting cutting edge knowledge on sourcing contracts and best practices. For this purpose, we do on a regular basis initiate and share surveys and hold workshops at the ITechLaw conferences.
The mission of the Young Lawyers' Committee is to assist young lawyers growing into the technology law practice by engaging them in the work of the Substantive Law Committees, while also providing global networking, leadership and educational opportunities designed to build and enhance the fundamentals of their legal practice. In addition, the Young Lawyers Committee also assists in the recruitment of new members to the ITechLaw Association, specifically from law students and young lawyers. The Young Lawyers' Committee is open to members in the early years of their practice of law.
Co-Chair: Philipp Schroeder Co-Chair: Ariane Strombom Vice Chair: Raphaël Dana