Computer Law & Technology Committee

Matthew Horowitz


Scott Curry

Vice Chair

Who We Are

The mission of the Computer and Technology Law Committee is to educate the Business Law Section and members of The Florida Bar about substantive computer and technology law cases, issues and statutes.  The Committee has recently become very active in the proposal and review of new and amended Florida statutes.

Report on June 2016 Annual Meeting

The Computer and Technology Law Committee installed its new leaders and discussed Committee-wide CLE topics for FY 2016-2017.  A summary of the CLE topics are: (A) PROTECTION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS After the Supreme Court – Alice Corp – Patent Case (Robert Kain) with: Patents (currently only limited to narrow subjects); Copyright (source code generally); Copyright – functional spec; and Trade secret; (B) DATA SECURITY TOPICS (Keith Kanouse): Legal liability exposure, not focused on case law or legal procedure, but rather to understand the above controls and any gaps as it pertains to your current clients, prospective clients, and own law firm; and (C)

ONLINE CONTRACTS-AGREEMENTS (Matthew Horowitz): Contractual Assent in Online Agreements - Clickwrap vs.  Browsewrap; Transfer of Copyright; Recurring Payments Contracts.  The CTLC also discussed hot case law topics, recruitment of members and CTLC Policies and Procedures.

Comments on Florida’s Revenge Porn Law

Current Projects

  • Computer Abuse Non-disclosure and Data Recovery Act (“CADRA”) enacted legislation
  • Proposed Legislation
  • CADRA Whitepaper (1) and (2)
  • Business Identity Theft proposed statute
  • Participation in Business Law Section Task Force reviewing Rule of Professional Conduct 4-4.2 regarding contact with represented persons.

Areas of Discussion

  • Certification process
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer hacking
  • Computer and technology ethics
  • Data breach, privacy and security
  • Digital media
  • E-discovery
  • E-signature
  • "Hot" topics
    • Internet E-commerce Websites
    • Information Websites
  • Open source software
  • Outsourcing
    • Data
    • Privacy
  • Social media
  • Software licensing
  • Technology implementation projects
  • Technology merger and acquisition specific issues
  • Website policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policies