LabMD Wins Moral Victory While FTC Authority Over Cybersecurity Remains Unresolved

​     LabMD Wins Moral Victory While FTC Authority Over Cybersecurity Remains Unresolved   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   In the latest episode of a long running saga, the Eleventh Circuit has ruled against the Federal Trade Commission ...[Read more]

Published: 6/12/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The SEC Also Rises: Yahoo! Becomes First Publicly Traded Company Fined For Alleged Failure to Disclose CyberBreach

​ The SEC Fines Yahoo! For Alleged Failure to Disclose CyberBreach       by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky       The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has undertaken its first enforcement action in connection with a public company ...[Read more]

Published: 5/8/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Instance of the Revealing Envelope: HIPAA Confidentiality Obligations Extend Beyond Electronic Systems

​ The Instance of the Revealing Envelope: HIPAA Confidentiality Obligations Extend Beyond Electronic Systems By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally involve comput ...[Read more]

Published: 8/25/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Takeawars from the OCR Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents

​ Five Takeaways from the OCR  Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ ...[Read more]

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

Reminder from the SEC: An Update a Day Keeps Ransomware Away

Reminder from the SEC: An Update a Day Keeps Ransomware Away   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   In cybersecurity, as in other areas, new and exciting threats carry a visceral appeal that older and more mundane ones do not. Zero day exploits? ...[Read more]

Published: 5/23/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million

​ First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We have previously written that the Internet of Things continues to spawn new cybersecurity and privacy concerns. These v ...[Read more]

Published: 4/26/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Empire (State) Strikes Back: Six Highlights of New York’s New Cybersecurity regulations for Financial Institutions

​ The Empire (State) Strikes Back: Six Highlights of New York’s New Cybersecurity regulations for Financial Institutions By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky             Introduction The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)’s finalize ...[Read more]

Published: 3/9/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Nation’s First Cryptocurrency Law: A Chat With North Carolina’s Commissioner of Banks

​   The Nation’s First Cryptocurrency Law: A Chat With North Carolina’s Commissioner of Banks by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The Nation’s First Cryptocurrency Law: A Chat With North Carolina’s Commissioner of Banks   North Carolina ma ...[Read more]

Published: 12/2/2016 | 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

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