Court Rules That First Amendment Limits, But Does Not Nullify, Public Officials’ Ability To Block Online Critics

​ Court Rules That First Amendment Limits, But Does Not Nullify, Public Officials’ Ability To Block Online Critics By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky In Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730, 1735 (U.S. 2017) the Supreme Court of the Unit ...[Read more]

Published: 8/7/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Yes, There is the Right to Facebook (Or Tweet) in the Constitution

​Yes, There is the Right to Facebook (Or Tweet) in the Constitution   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We had previously written about Packingham v. North Carolina, where the Supreme Court of the United States confronted the question of whet ...[Read more]

Published: 6/19/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

After the (WannaCry) Affair: Six Tips To Evaluate Your Cyberinsurance

​ After the (WannaCry) Affair: Six Tips To Evaluate Your Cyberinsurance by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky    As previously noted, a recent ransomware attack crippled over 75,000 computers worldwide. The United States was largely spared the brun ...[Read more]

Published: 6/15/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The WannaCry Affair: Three Cyberinsurance Related Tips for Clients

​ The WannaCry Affair: Three Cyberinsurance Related Tips for Clients   by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky  As we previously noted, a recent ransomware attack crippled over 75,000 computers in over a 100 countries. The “WannaCry” appears to be the ...[Read more]

Published: 5/17/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

​​Wave ​of Ransomware Attacks Cripples Dozens of Institutions Worldwide including U.K.'s NHS

​ Wave of Ransomware Attacks Cripples Dozens of Institutions Worldwide Including Britain’s NHS   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Movie buffs are familiar with a favored narrative arc: something with tremendous power, such as the Ebola virus ...[Read more]

Published: 5/12/2017 | 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

Six Months In, Privacy Shield Is Battered But Holding: 3 Notable Developments in U.S-E.U. data transfers

Six Months In, Privacy Shield Is Battered But Holding: 3 Notable Developments in U.S-E.U. data transfers   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The United States has traditionally taken a libertarian approach to data privacy: “what is not forbid ...[Read more]

Published: 12/19/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Facebook Responds To Class Action Challenging “Ethnic Affinity” Functionality As HUD Takes Note

Facebook faced a class action suit after a widely disseminated article claimed that its platform’s “ethnic affinity” functionality potentially enabled advertisers to exclude users by race or other protected classes. The company has now responded, ...[Read more]

Published: 11/8/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Why The Election Can't Be Hacked: Internet Of Things Edition

​In our consulting days, a former boss – a retired Army Colonel – enjoyed sharing his Cold War recommendation for protecting sensitive documents from the KGB: fill up a fleet of tractor-trailers with every U.S. government document, and then dump the ...[Read more]

Published: 10/24/2016 | 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