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Tom Smedinghoff (Wildman Harrold)

Wildman Harrold

Thomas J. Smedinghoff is a partner in the Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law Practice at the law firm of Wildman Harrold in Chicago. His practice focuses on the developing field of information law and electronic business activities, with an emphasis on electronic transactions, information security and privacy issues, and the corporate use and management of information generally. Mr. Smedinghoff has been actively involved in developing e-business and information legal policy both in the U.S. and globally. He currently serves as 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 and recently completed negotiation of an international treaty titled the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. He chaired the Illinois Commission on Electronic Commerce and Crime, and drafted the Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act enacted in 1998. He served as an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) and participated in drafting the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). Mr. Smedinghoff chairs the International Policy Coordinating Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Science & Technology Law, and previously was chair of the ABA Electronic Commerce Division and chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law. He is the editor and primary author of the e-commerce book Online Law: The SPA's Legal Guide to Doing Business on the Internet.

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