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Technology Law Committee

The Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association brings together lawyers practising aspects of the law particularly relevant to modern technologies. They have in common that they deal with developing bodies of law coming to grips with the new questions posed by new technologies. The mandate of the Technology Law Committee is broad and includes virtually any kind of technology.

About the Committee

The Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association convenes lawyers who practice law related to modern technologies. These lawyers share the common challenge of addressing the evolving legal landscape posed by new technologies. The Technology Law Committee's mandate is broad, encompassing virtually any kind of technology.

At present, we have eight subcommittees with the following areas of focus:

  • The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Subcommittee provides guidance on new technologies and their potential implications
  • The Data Law Subcommittee focuses on issues relating to processing and protecting corporate information
  • The focus of the Technology Disputes Subcommittee is in procedures relating to disputes involving intellectual property rights, information technology and communications whether by litigation, arbitration or other means of dispute resolution
  • The Internet Business Subcommittee focuses broadly on e-commerce and other internet issues
  • The focus of the Life Sciences Subcommittee is in life sciences and medical technologies
  • The focus of the Outsourcing and Managed Services Subcommittee is on outsourcing service and supply agreements in all their aspects
  • The Platforms, E-commerce & Social Media Subcommittee focuses on the user generated content issues that are challenging the internet and entertainment industries
  • The Cybersecurity Subcommittee focuses on technologies that may threaten the privacy and security of individuals, ranging from satellite surveillance to smart cards

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Committee Podcasts

Sustainable Law in Action: How to be a lawyer in wartime – an interview with Ukrainian lawyer Nazar Chernyavsky

In this episode, Sara Carnegie, IBA Legal Projects Director, speaks with Nazar Chernyavsky, partner at the Ukrainian Law Firm Sayenko Kharenko and Vice-Chair of the IBA Technology Law Committee, about how life and work has changed for Ukrainian lawyers since the start of the Russian invasion.


Facilitating IoT Ecosystem: Pakistan’s Comprehensive Regulatory Framework

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices and the technology that enables communication between devices and the cloud, as well as between devices themselves. The rapid progress of technology has facilitated the emergence of the IoT. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has demonstrated a proactive approach in acknowledging the potential of the IoT sector. In order to foster innovation and adhere to global benchmarks, the PTA has developed a regulatory framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) and terrestrial IoT services to facilitate the establishment of a flourishing IoT ecosystem within Pakistan.

Released on Nov 15, 2023

Fortifying cybersecurity: Pakistan’s CERT Rules 2023 and their implications

In an increasingly interconnected world, digital infrastructure protection is crucial not only for individuals and organisations, but also for nations as a whole. Recognising the critical need for protecting its digital borders, Pakistan has made an admirable step forward by passing the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Rules, 2023 (‘CERT Rules 2023’). While this legislative framework appears technical, it has far-reaching legal ramifications that go beyond its technical components.

Released on Nov 07, 2023

Cryptocurrency can be ‘property’ under Hong Kong law – and yet it may not be

This article provides one of the key case law updates in Hong Kong with respect to cryptocurrency. While the market sentiment is generally optimistic about the judicial recognition of cryptocurrency, the author would like to remind readers to watch out for overhype.

Released on Nov 07, 2023

The right to be forgotten in Pakistan

This article shall discuss the fundamental rights to privacy as enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 and the legal mechanisms to maintain privacy through the erasure of personal data as provided in the Personal Data Protection Bill 2023.

Released on Aug 22, 2023

Subcommittees and other groups

The Technology Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Subcommittee
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Law
  • Internet Business Subcommittee
  • Life Sciences Subcommittee
  • Outsourcing and Managed Services
  • Platforms, E-commerce & Social Media
  • Presidential Task Force on Cybersecurity
  • Technology Disputes
  • Technology Law Committee Advisory Board