​ 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

An American Tech Company in King Brussels’ Court: A Cautionary Tale

​ The European Union’s antitrust regulator recently imposed a record €2.42 billion fine against Google, finding that the company had “abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its compa ...[Read more]

Published: 7/5/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Did A Little Noticed Executive Order Kill Privacy Shield?

By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We have previously noted that the the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield data transfer may not be dead, but it is ailing. These concerns have been exacerbated by a January 25, 2017 presidential Executive Order (EO) “Enha ...[Read more]

Published: 2/16/2017 | 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

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

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

Yahoo’s bad year got worse: Six Observations and Privacy Shield

By any measure, Yahoo! has had a bad year. Once the unchallenged monarch of Silicon Valley, the company was already reeling from revelations of a massive breach that compromised hundreds of millions of accounts. It has now been hit with another bomb ...[Read more]

Published: 10/5/2016 | 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