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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 Fintech Subcommittee focuses on legal aspects concerning new and existing technologies in regulated industries, especially the financial sector.
  • 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


Investment opportunities and incentives in Pakistan’s electric vehicle sector

Due to the increasing prices of traditional fuel and deteriorating environmental health at a global level, it is imperative for the world to consider shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs). This transition has been the centerpiece of all conversations in the automobile in-dustry against the backdrop of climate change, sustainability, energy transition and capaci-ty building for the adoption of newer technologies that safeguard the environment while creating new business opportunities.

Released on May 23, 2024

Navigating new terrain: key updates in Jordan's technology-related legal framework

The rapid proliferation of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly influenced global markets, necessitating robust regulatory frameworks. This article explores Jordan's agile response through the enactment of the Jordanian Cybercrimes Law (Law no 17 of 2023) and the Personal Information Protection Law (Law no 24 of 2023). These laws not only criminalise certain online activities and protect personal data but also position Jordan as a regional leader in addressing the dual imperatives of innovation and security in the digital age.

Released on May 23, 2024

Unlocking potential: legal and regulatory dynamics in Pakistan's digital health industry

Pakistan's healthcare landscape is undergoing a transformative shift propelled by the burgeoning digital health sector. With the advent of innovative technology and an increasing desire for effective healthcare solutions, the nation is witnessing the rise of digital platforms, telemedicine services and health information systems. Despite this positive progress, the sector faces some legal and regulatory challenges.

Released on May 03, 2024

Navigating the fintech landscape in Pakistan: legal framework, opportunities and challenges

The financial industry in Pakistan is rapidly evolving, offering a plethora of opportunities while also posing distinct problems. This expansion is fuelled mostly by technical improvements, a young and tech-savvy population and a favourable regulatory framework. However, the legal landscape surrounding fintech in Pakistan is complex, with various regulatory bodies and legal instruments. This article examines the legal framework, prospects and obstacles in Pakistan’s fintech sector, including legislative analysis and examples of emerging technologies.

Released on Mar 07, 2024

Committee Podcasts

Facial recognition technology: an interview with Professor Fraser Sampson

In this podcast, privacy and data protection barrister, Melissa Stock, speaks with Professor Fraser Sampson, Professor of Governance and National Security at Sheffield Hallam University and former Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner for the UK, about the complex legal context surrounding the use of facial recognition technology by British police, the difficulties of legislating for the use of such technology and the future of biometric surveillance in both the public and private sectors.

Subcommittees and other groups

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

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