A Raleigh native, Lynn received his B.S. from East Carolina University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Campbell University, where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Campbell Law Review. Lynn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert N. Hunter, Jr., and the Honorable Sanford L. Steelman, Jr., of the North Carolina Court of Appeals before entering private practice.
Lynn writes extensively on privacy matters. Visit our privacy law blog to read his take on current data privacy-related events.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Carolina Privacy Officials’ Network
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar
- Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Raleigh, Class 40
- Advised clients across industry sectors on compliance with California Consumer Privacy Act and European General Data Protection Regulation and implementation of related compliance requirements, including creation of privacy policies, advice on individual rights mechanisms, response to specific individual rights requests, limitations on secondary use of data, and negotiation of customer and vendor agreements.
- Assisted clients across industry sectors in obtaining EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield
- Advised publicly traded client on creation and implementation of HIPAA compliance program.
- Led privileged privacy-and-data security assessments of a technology client’s organization that incorporated multiple assessment standards and advised on remediation of assessment findings.
- Represented technology clients in connection with negotiation of personal data licensing and Ad Tech agreements.
- Negotiated banking-as-a-service agreements on behalf of bank client.
- Advised Fortune 500 client on response to 50-state data breach.
- Advised Fortune 500 client on creation of a telephone outreach compliance program designed to address requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Telemarketing Sales Rule, and state law corollaries.
- Supervised large-scale project to renegotiate vendor data security addenda in order to address requirements associated with the California Consumer Privacy Act on behalf of a publicly traded retail client.
- Advised Fortune 500 client on implementation of employee-monitoring program, including advice on compliance with Federal Wiretap Act, state law corollaries, and related privacy and data security laws.
- Privacy and Information Security Law Specialist, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
- Certified Information Privacy Professional (United States), International Association of Privacy Professionals
Recent posts from our privacy and data security blog, Practical Privacy.
- The EU Commission’s New SCCs for International Transfers: Top 5 Immediate Takeaways
- Schrems II: What About US-Based Organizations with Consumer-Facing Websites and Apps? (Part 1 of 2)
- Final CCPA Regulations Are Approved and Effective Immediately
- Final CCPA Regs Are Finally Here, Effective Date is Unclear
- Still at the Drawing Board: Unpacking the Third Draft of the California AG’s CCPA Regulations
- Back to the Drawing Board? The Top Ten Impacts of the California AG’s Modified CCPA Regulations (Part 1 of 2)
- Nevada’s New Privacy Law: More Bark than Bite
- Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Ethics, NC State Lawyers Annual Meeting & CLE, November 8, 2019
- Marketing and Advertising: Challenges in the Current Privacy Landscape; International Association of Privacy Professionals, Raleigh/Durham KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting, June 25, 2019
- Proposed Overhaul of North Carolina Security Breach Notification Law Would Make It One of the Toughest in the Nation, April 17, 2019
- $1 Million Fine Signals SEC’s Focus on Red Flags Rule and Safeguards Rule Compliance, Nov 18, 2018
- Client Alert: DC Circuit Partially Overturns 2015 FCC Order in Long-Awaited TCPA Ruling, March 16, 2018
- Reining in the FCC: DC Circuit Overturns Some (Not All) of 2015 TCPA Order, International Association of Privacy Professionals, March 23, 2018
- Elliott Davis Decosimo 2017 Risk Management Seminar, Understanding Data Breach Reporting Obligations and Minimizing Legal Risk, May 11, 2017
- Making the Move: Safe Harbor to the Privacy Shield, Triangle Part Eleven and Electronic Stakeholders Meeting, September 22, 2016
- Client Alert: Lessons Learned from Target’s Data Breach Discovery Win – Five Strategies for Maintaining Privilege in the Aftermath of a Data Breach, October 30, 2015
- President Obama’s Security Breach Notification Bill Needs Work, January 16, 2015, J.D. Supra
- Client Alert: New COPPA Rule Now in Effect, July 1, 2013
- Client Alert: Privacy Regulators Take to the Web in Search of Deficient Privacy Policies, May 30, 2013
- Client Alert: HIPAA Risk Analysis, February 6, 2013
- Client Alert: President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order and What it Means for Your Organization, February 14, 2013
- Client Alert: Coping with the Threat of Fraudulent Funds Transfers, October 28, 2012
- Public Policy Favoritism in the Online World: Contract Voidability Meets the Communications Decency Act, 17 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 165 (2011)
- Article I Torture Courts: A Constitutional Means of Compensation and Deterrence? 54 Howard Law Journal 83 (2010)