Managing AssociateCyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
Sulina Gabale is a Managing Associate and founding member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, named Band 1 in U.S. Privacy & Data Security in 2019. As innovation pushes the limits of technology, those ideas challenge the boundaries of what is considered “personally identifiable information.” Sulina answers the question – how can we create tomorrow’s technology with yesterday’s privacy and consumer protection laws? She works closely with innovators at all levels of a business – executives, engineers, marketing and product, HR and customer service teams – to gain a true understanding of their goals and the data they’re collecting, using and sharing. She routinely guides companies of all sizes through the existing patchwork of laws, self-regulatory standards and industry practice impacting data privacy and security. She advises clients subject to regulatory investigations and litigation involving a spectrum of federal and state laws, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and proposed state privacy legislation, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), biometric privacy laws such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related state student data privacy laws, the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield Program, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and others.
With experience in both data privacy and consumer protection, Sulina utilizes a comprehensive approach to counsel clients on a myriad of issues affecting consumers and businesses. She routinely guides companies of all sizes through the existing patchwork of laws, self-regulatory standards and industry practice impacting data privacy and security. Sulina advises companies of all sizes on the development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies and services, including ad-tech, AI and machine learning, biometric tools, social media, robotics and IoT devices, marketing and promotions and more.