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Longwood faculty member organizing international cyberlaw conference

April 14, 2010

Glenn Dardick Dr. Glenn Dardick

Dr. Glenn Dardick, associate professor of information systems at Longwood University, is coordinating an international cyberlaw conference of which Longwood is the lead sponsor.

The 4th International Conference on Cyberlaw: Promoting International Cooperation and Discourse will be held for the first time in the United States in Arlington, Va., on Aug. 18-20. The conference is organized this year by the Association for Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL) for the Paris-based International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC, its French acronym). Dardick, an expert on digital forensics, is the founder of the ADFSL.

"This conference is an opportunity for academics and members of the judiciary to exchange ideas and discuss most recent topics focusing on cyberlaw," says the AILCC web site. "Bringing together leading academics from all over the world, the conference will explore comparative approaches to intellectual property and discuss privacy, information technology and other cyberlaw issues."

The keynote speakers will be Andrew Oosterbaan, chief of the U.S. Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and Joseph Cannataci, director of the Centre for Law, Information & Converging Technologies at the University of Central Lancashire in England. Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan, dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy and president-elect of Longwood University, will give the opening remarks. Inquiries for the conference have come from as far away as Ukraine and various countries in Europe and Africa, Dardick said.

Previous AILCC conferences were held in Egypt, Brazil and Lebanon.

Dardick is also organizing a similar conference. The fifth annual ADFSL-sponsored conference, the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law, will be held May 19-21 in St. Paul, Minn., and is expected to draw about 50 participants, mostly academics. Dardick chaired the first two conferences, held in 2006 in Las Vegas and in 2007 in Arlington, Va.. This conference also has been held in Oklahoma City (2008) and Burlington, Vt. (2009).

In 2006 Dardick launched The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, a quarterly publication with subscribers in more than a half-dozen foreign countries and available both in hard copy and online (www.jdfsl.org). The journal, a list server in the support of the journal, and the conference are supported by the ADFSL which Dardick started in 2005.

Dardick was recently appointed a fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention. He has been invited to speak at conferences and universities in Australia, South Africa and South Korea; works as a consultant on civil and criminal investigations; and is part of a four-person international research team that since 2005 has analyzed the information remaining  on disks offered for sale on the second-hand market, for which it issues an annual report.