Privacy Shield Goes To Court

​ Privacy Shield Goes To Court   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The European Court of Justice struck down Safe Harbor, the legal device that enabled data transfers from the European Union to the United States in 2015. Safe Harbor’s succes ...[Read more]

Published: 6/13/2019 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

​​The Right to be Forgotten in an Era of Instant Notoriety

​ The Right to be Forgotten in an Era of Instant Notoriety       By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky       It could be the start of a Law & Order episode. In August, a pedestrian in Manhattan’s East Village noted a driver sitting inside ...[Read more]

Published: 5/22/2019 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

With Your Shield Or On It: The FTC Steps Up Privacy Shield Enforcement

​ By Saad Gul   Three years ago, the European Court of Justice killed in the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Program. In the wake of the decision, American and EU negotiators developed the “Privacy Shield” program to facilitate cross-Atlantic data transfer ...[Read more]

Published: 11/20/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Three-and-a-Half Weeks in May: Some Final Thoughts as GDPR Takes Effect on May 25, 2018

​ Three-and-a-Half Weeks in May: Some Final Thoughts as GDPR Takes Effect on May 25, 2018   by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Given recent headlines, ranging from Facebook to Cambridge Analytica to the City of Atlanta’s ransomware attack, th ...[Read more]

Published: 5/2/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

No Longer Adequate: What an EU Warning Means for Data Processing Operations in the UK

​ No Longer Adequate: What an EU Warning Means for Data Processing Operations in the UK   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   European Union law requires businesses processing European data to adhere to EU privacy standards. Countries that are ...[Read more]

Published: 1/11/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

​ 9 Months And Counting: 10 Things You Need To Be Doing Tomorrow To Prepare for GDPR

    9 Months And Counting: 10 Things You Need To Be Doing Tomorrow To Prepare for GDPR   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The European Union’s General Data Protection (GDPR) is now 9 months away. Any organization that processes data needs ...[Read more]

Published: 9/5/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

​Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR

​ Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The hour cometh. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) ...[Read more]

Published: 6/23/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Blame Hollywood: A Conversation with Stewart Baker, former General Counsel of the National Security Agency

by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Editor’s Note: In the world of cyber law, privacy and cybersecurity, one of the largest and most colorful figures is Stewart Baker, whose resume includes a stint as General Counsel at the National Security Agen ...[Read more]

Published: 2/14/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Initial Reactions to the European Court of Justice Ruling Restricting “General and Indiscriminate Retention” of Electronic Communications.

By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The European Union’s highest court has just ruled that “indiscriminate” collection of data is impermissible  under EU law. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that data collection is subject to stringent c ...[Read more]

Published: 12/21/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Four Points And A Stick: What You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

Four Points And A Stick: What You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   It’s coming. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will com ...[Read more]

Published: 12/2/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post
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