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Matthew Mousley, Editor-in-Chief
January 2011
In This Issue
ITechLaw 7th Annual Asian Conference Update, February 3-4, 2011
Participation Sought for ITechLaw E-Commerce Legal Development Survey
Webinar: Privacy Issues in Social Media and Location Data and Behavioral Targeting, January 26
Webinar: Managing the Legal and Risk Issues of Cloud Computing, February 10
ITechLaw Celebrates its 40th Anniversary - 1971 - 2011
2011 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting, May 12-13, 2011, San Francisco, CA
E-Commerce Webinar Recording and Slides Now Available
ITechLaw Welcomes its Newest Members
ITechLaw Member Spotlight - Bradley Joslove
ITechLaw Member Spotlight - Beatrice Delmas-Linel

ITechLaw's 7th Annual Asian Conference Features Renowned Keynote Speaker,  Networking Events

India ConferenceJoin the ITechLaw Association at the 7th Annual Asian Conference, taking place on February
3 -4, 2011 in India's high technology capital of Bangalore for one of India's most prestigious and well attended conferences among legal professionals focused on industries that rely on information technology to drive their businesses. This conference, the largest annual conference for  lawyers in India, will focus on the latest regulatory, commercial and technology law issues being faced by emerging and growth industries in India and Asia, as well as the U.S. and Europe.

ITechLaw welcomes Justice N. Santosh Hedge as the keynote speaker for the event. Justice Hedge serves as the Ombudsman of the State of Karnataka, of which Bangalore is the capital city. The conference features a look at the Unique Identification Authority (UIA), as well as sessions and case studies provided on data privacy, outsourcing, contracts, patents and more. View the complete program here.

India Image 2Attendees are invited to network with their colleagues at a variety of events, including the conference's opening art reception the evening of February 2, various conference networking breaks and lunches, as well as committee breakfasts on February 4 for the I-WIN (ITechLaw's Women's International Network) Committee and the In-House Counsel Committee.

ITechLaw will also be awarding the Traveling Fellowship Award, with the assistance and support of sponsoring law firms. The Traveling Fellowship Award offers Ian opportunity for Indian attorneys to intern with renowned law firms in Europe.

For additional conference details, please visit the conference website (

Don't miss out - register today!

ITechLaw Committee Watch - Participation Sought for ITechLaw E-Commerce Legal Development 2010 - 2011 Survey

don mcaleese colorBy Don McAleese, Co-Chair, E-Commerce Committee
Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin 


This month, the ITechLaw e-Commerce Law Committee commences its annual survey of e-commerce legal developments.  This will be the fourth such survey undertaken by the Committee.

The objective of the survey is to gain insight into what have been the most significant legal e-commerce developments in the contributors' jurisdictions in 2010, and what in the opinion of the contributors, will be the most significant e-commerce legal issues to arise in 2011.

search resultsParticipation in the survey does not take much time at all, and the survey questionnaire is very easy to complete.  The survey report will be published at the ITechLaw Annual Meeting and World Conference in San Francisco on May 12 - 13, 2011, and those who contributed to the survey will be acknowledged in the final survey report.  The survey report will also be published on the ITechLaw website.

The final date for submissions to the survey will be Friday, February 11, 2011.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please contact any of the e-Commerce Law Committee co-chairs or vice-chair:


Don McAleese, Co-Chair, E-Commerce Committee; Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin

Marco Consonni, Co-Chair, E-Commerce Committee; Dewey & LeBoeuf, Milan

Gerrit Vandendriessche, Vice-Chair, E-Commerce Committee; ALTIUS, Brussels


Survey Questionnaire

Webinar: Privacy Issues in Social Media and Location Data and Behavioral Targeting -

January 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m. ET

data protectionSave the date - Join ITechLaw Data Protection Committee Co-Chairs for an informative webinar on key data protection issues. Speakers Alan Sutin, Co-Chair, Data Protection Committee, of Greenberg Traurig in New York, and Naomi Assia, Co-Chair, Data Protection Committee of Naomi Assia Law Offices in Tel Aviv, will discuss Privacy Issues in Social Media and Location Data and Behavioral Targeting.         
Registration for this webinar will open shortly and be announced to ITechLaw members via email.  

Webinar: Managing the Legal and Risk Issues of Cloud Computing -

February 10, 2011, 11:00 a.m. ET

cloud computingThe enormous quantities of electronic information being created by organizations are variously critical organizational assets, sources of risks and management challenges. Movement of organizations toward the multi-tenant server-based "public cloud" heightens the need for the involvement of counsel in structuring relationships, due diligence and oversight.            
To understand the legal and risk issues of cloud computing, please join moderator Eugene Weitz, Chair of the ITechLaw In-House Committee from Computer Sciences Corporation's Legal Department and speakers Jon Neiditz, partner and founder of
Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough's Information Management Practice, and Jon Olson, General Counsel of Blackbaud, Inc. for this in-depth webinar, which will focus on: 
  • Adoption by the American Bar Association and other state bars of changes in the ethical and professional duties of attorneys to specifically contemplate the protection of client information and oversight of information systems;
  • Protection of organizational secrets, particularly in light of employee relations issues in a struggling economy and the related concerns about the protection of confidential information where contractual, physical and technical controls preventing leakage may be imperfect at best;
  • The European Data Protection Authorities' requirements for the creation of local public clouds; and
  • Technologies that make corporate information stores ever more accessible and which offer the promise of managing information risks and opportunities, but also risk opening "Pandora's Box" without clear and careful guidance from counsel.

This webinar is complimentary for all ITechLaw members. There is a $35.00 fee for non-members of ITechLaw.


Member Registration

ITechLaw Celebrates 40th Anniversary


40 anniversary2011 marks a momentous occasion for ITechLaw as the organization celebrates its 40th anniversary. Launched in 1971, ITechLaw has been at the forefront of the technology law industry. Throughout the year, eNews will occasionally feature a unique insight into technology law's evolution.

We start off with a historic look at the computer law industry through the eyes of Roy Freed, one of ITechLaw's illustrious past presidents, in "A Lawyers' Guide through the Computer Maze" (Download PDF - please note, this is a large file, and may take a few minutes to download), first published in November 1960 in The Practical Lawyer.

We invite our members to discuss the most significant developments in technology affecting the law via our LinkedIn discussion group. 

ITechLaw 2011 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting - May 12-13, 2011 - San Francisco, California USA


san franA high point of the year-long commemoration of ITechLaw's 40th anniversary will be the 2011 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting. Please save the date for this thought-provoking and informative event in one of the most culturally diverse and exciting cities in America.

Over the years, our members and conference attendees have come to expect first-class education on cutting edge topics berlin 8taught by industry leaders, coupled with unparalleled networking and social events. The 2011 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting will not disappoint.  Each of the two days of events will have a different focus.


On the Thursday of the conference, speakers will discuss their experiences regarding the last four decades, provide useful insights to today's leaders, and identify legal issues that likely will be encountered in navigating tomorrow's technology marketplace. On the Friday of the conference, expert speakers will address the role of technology lawyers as risk managers.

boston conference 1Beyond the educational content, this event will offer a rich diversity of attendees and speakers from a wide cross-section of technology law. From leading attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel, to C-level executives, government officials, and academics, our attendees travel from over 50 countries to participate in our sessions and meet colleagues from across the globe.

We invite you to share this invitation with your colleagues so they too may benefit from this special 40th anniversary event, and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Download Conference Details (PDF)

E-Commerce Committee Webinar Recording and Slides Now Available

For members unable to join ITechLaw's December 14 webinar Search Engines: Liability for Natural Search Results and Spamdexing, the recording and slides are now available via the ITechLaw Member Center.

Moderator Don McAleese, Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin and speakers Marco Consonni, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Milan; Gerrit Vandendriessche, ALTIUS, Brussels; and Alex Cohen, The Ovidian Group, LLC, Berkeley, explored the technology of search engines, and what happens when search results link users to information or sources that may be illegal, unlawful or prohibited. 

The webinar focused on the emergence of claims based on the "natural" results of search engines, and the liability implications arising from measures that some organizations take to try to manipulate the relevance or prominence of resources so as to influence their indexation by the search engines (spamdexing). 

Global Industry Briefs

globeIn addition to ITechLaw's quarterly online law journal for members, the eBulletin, ITechLaw often provides 1-2 short articles in eNews each month. eNews articles cover not only short legal updates but also give members an opportunity to share their unique professional experiences as they relate to ITechLaw.

ITechLaw encourages members to contribute to its publications. For more information or to submit your articles, please contact us. Submissions are subject to editorial discretion. Articles not used in eNews may be used in the eBulletin and vice versa.


Please submit articles for the eNews by the 8th of each month to


ITechLaw Member News
ITechLaw welcomes member updates regarding firm changes, recent publications, speaking engagements and more. Please send all submissions to by the 8th of each month for inclusion in that month's eNews.

ITechLaw Welcomes Its Newest Members!
NameOrganizationCity, State
Roberto AlmaStudio Legale AlmaRome, Italy
Vivien ChanVivien Chan & Co.Hong Kong, China
Omar Ha-RedeyeMarkham, Canada
Kenneth KaufmanManatt Phelps & Phillips LLPWashington, D.C., United States
Jon NeiditzNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPAtlanta, GA, United States
Peter SawaqedMubadala Development Company PJSCAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Andrés UmanaBrigard & UrrutiaBogotá D.C., Colombia
Daniel WooDaniel D. Woo Law & IP Consultant AffiliatesSeattle, WA, United States
President's Column
By Sandra A. Jeskie


Dear ITechLaw Members and Colleagues,


Happy New Year.  After celebrations with family and friends, I always start the new year with a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm.  The leadership at ITechLaw is equally invigorated, and we look forward to an exciting year as ITechLaw turns 40, an amazing accomplishment for a technology law organization!  

We are finishing our final preparations for the 7th International Asian Conference on February 3 and 4, 2011 in India's high technology capital-Bangalore.  This conference is one of India's most prestigious and well attended conferences among legal professionals and  focuses on the latest regulatory, commercial and technology law issues being faced by emerging and growth industries in India and Asia, as well as the U.S. and Europe.

The ITechLaw e-Commerce Law Committee is also conducting their annual survey of e-commerce legal developments.  This will be the fourth such survey undertaken by the Committee. 


Finally, we are pleased to introduce the new ITechLaw Member Spotlight feature in this month's eNews. We invite members to respond to the Member Spotlight Survey to be featured in a future eNews. 


Best regards,


Sandra A. Jeskie
President, ITechLaw 



Member Spotlight


Bradley Joslove



Bradley Joslove,

Franklin - Paris, France

New Technologies

and India Desk


Principal area of work:



Other areas of work:

IT, telecom, and e-commerce contracting; data privacy, encryption, commercial law, Indo-French trade; and IP 


Recent transaction:

I recently negotiated on behalf of Genpact a major outsourcing deal with a multinational pharmaceutical company.


Recent publication: 

 I provided the input for France for the ITechlaw Benchmarking Survey.


Technology issues of current interest:

Practical experience in IT and outsourcing contracting; liability of Internet intermediaries; data privacy 


Interesting fact not in

your bio:

I am a history buff, with a particular interest in the American Revolution.


Websites visited regularly not for work:

New York Times; Yahoo;



Last song played on your iPod: 

Deacon Blues by Steely Dan 


Member Spotlight:


Beatrice Delmas-Linel



Beatrice Delmas-Linel

de Gaulle Fleurence & Partners

IT, Telecoms & Media, IP

Paris, France


Principal area of work:

Transactional and litigation work in IT, IP, media and advertising, e-commerce, and data privacy 


Other areas of work:

Commercial and distribution, consumer protection and competition law


Recent transaction: 

Completed technology development and licensing deal between a provider of a professional directory listing and advertising services and a leading Internet browsing provider. 


Recent publication: 

Co-leading an interprofessional working group on Cloud Computing legal risks and contract solutions within the French IT Law organization ADIJ. The report is to be published in the Fall of 2011.

Technology issues of current interest:
Security and privacy protection in cloud computing offerings for the private and public sectors; collective rights management within the EU for entertainment content.

What Web site, gadget or app are you most excited about lately (for work or not):

What magazines do you read regularly:

What is the last book you read? In hard copy or an eReader?
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem, in hard copy. I strongly recommend it.
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