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This group is a meetup for people interested in the intersection between information security and the law. The group supports the work of the Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law and the High Technology Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

The ISC is a diverse group of lawyers, security experts, technologists, auditors and other professionals, whose focus includes the examination and analysis of legal, business, and technical aspects of securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Areas of focus include compliance with security requirements in laws, data breach response and notifications, litigation arising from information security breaches and vulnerabilities, and establishing secure electronic commerce systems. For more information about the ISC, see: http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=ST230002

The Santa Clara County Bar Association High Technology Law Section focuses on intellectual property, technology, and scientific aspects of law in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

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Existing and Upcoming US Export Controls on Robotics, AI, and Related Technology

U.S. export control laws and regulations impose a variety of restrictions on the export and in-country sharing of certain technology. Recent legislation mandates that the U.S. Commerce Department review “emerging and foundational technologies” to determine whether additional export controls are warranted in a number of areas, including AI and robotics. In late 2018, the Commerce Department sought public comment on appropriate controls for such technologies and new controls appear to be imminent. This webcast will introduce members to basics of U.S. export controls, provide an overview of coming changes, and include a discussion on how companies can prepare for such changes. In other words, if you are counseling AI and robotics companies, then new export laws may limit your clients’ ability to sell their businesses, sell their products or services or even share information abroad, or even have discussions with foreign persons taking place within the US. Your clients may be completely unaware of the possible hampering effect these new restrictions may have on what they perceive as ordinary business practices. Data management and access management security practices within the enterprise may be needed to prevent inadvertent violations. Our speaker: Waqas Shahid is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting where he co-leads the firm’s International Trade Controls practice. He is a former in-house counsel, law firm attorney, and engineer whose practice lies at the intersection of technology, business operations, and compliance. He regularly advises clients on the substance of US export controls requirements, and how to build efficient, agile and integrated compliance programs. Zoom link for video or a dial in: Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/741743536 Please leave a comment below if you would like to attend our program in San Jose in person. Hope to see you there, Steve Wu

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