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

Data Is The New Oil? A Discussion with Justice Barbara A. Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court

​Data Is The New Oil? A Discussion with Justice Barbara A. Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Justice Barbara Jackson, the 96th Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, serves as the ...[Read more]

Published: 12/13/2016 | 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

That Didn't Take Long: Class Action Lawyers Claim Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinity” Tool May Be Used To Violate Civil Rights Laws

If the law is slow to respond to technology developments, individual lawyers are not. A Complaint in federal court in California argues that Facebook’s “ethnic affinity” tool can be used to violate the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act of 19 ...[Read more]

Published: 11/7/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

“They Can’t Do That To Our Pledges; Only We Can Do That To Our Pledges”: Admiral, Big Data, Privacy, and The Internet of Things

Anyone who has been ever bought insurance, resented the premium, contested a claim denial, or piled up hours and papers dealing with insurers would welcome anything that promised to lower their rates. Admiral, a British insurer recently proposed an ...[Read more]

Published: 11/3/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Is There A Right To Facebook In The Constitution? North Carolina Cyberlaw Goes To The United States Supreme Court.

​The Supreme Court of the United States has just agreed to the hear Packingham v. United States. The grant of certiorari reflects the increasing integration of cyberlaw with mainstream constitutional litigation. Packingham, which we have previously ...[Read more]

Published: 11/1/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The States Also Rise: Recent Settlements Illustrate Potential Pitfalls Regarding Children’s Privacy Laws

The States Also Rise: Recent Settlements Illustrate Potential Pitfalls Regarding Children’s Privacy Laws   By Saad Gul and Mchael E. Slipsky   Earlier this summer, we highlighted a settlement where the FTC had proposed its largest fine to date u ...[Read more]

Published: 10/14/2016 | 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