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