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Thomas J. Smedinghoff

Thomas J. Smedinghoff

Locke Lord LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Thomas J. Smedinghoff is Of Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP.  His practice focuses on the developing field of information law and electronic business activities, with an emphasis on electronic transactions, identity management, data security, privacy, and online authentication.

Mr. Smedinghoff has been actively involved in developing e-business, e-signature, identity management, and data security legal policy both in the U.S. and globally.  He currently serves as Chair of the Identity Management Legal Task Force of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law, and Co-Chair of its Cybersecurity Committee.  Mr. Smedinghoff is also a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), where he participates in the Working Group on Electronic Commerce. In that capacity, he helped to negotiate the international e-commerce treaty titled the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, and will soon be working with UNCITRAL to address international eID issues.

Mr. Smedinghoff is author of the book titled Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance, (2008), and the editor and primary author of the e-commerce book titled Online Law: The Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet (1996).

Thomas J. Smedinghoff is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Addressing Director Responsibilities for Data Security - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, June 11, 2018, Chicago, IL
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