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

LabMD Wins Moral Victory While FTC Authority Over Cybersecurity Remains Unresolved

​     LabMD Wins Moral Victory While FTC Authority Over Cybersecurity Remains Unresolved   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   In the latest episode of a long running saga, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled against the Federal Trade Commission ...[Read more]

Published: 6/12/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Your Money or Your Data: Ten Things You Need To Know About Ransomware

​​In 2013, hackers attacked a venerable Swansea, Massachusetts institution via ransomware. Ransomware is software that locks users out of computers or specific files until the victim pays a “fee” to release the lock. Such attacks have become increas ...[Read more]

Published: 9/14/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

About the Editors

​​Saad Gul, a former computer consultant, is a partner in Poyner Spruill's cyberlaw and privacy practice in Raleigh. Follow him on twitter @NC_Cyberlaw. Saad advises clients on a wide range of privacy, data security, and cyber liability issues, incl ...[Read more]

Published: 9/1/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post