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

Proposed Changes To North Carolina’s Identity Theft Protection Act: What Do Businesses Need To Know?

​ Proposed Changes To North Carolina’s Identity Theft Protection Act: What Do Businesses Need To Know?   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The year was 2005.  Napster was hip. The IPhone was still two years away. Facebook was still a niche. ...[Read more]

Published: 2/6/2018 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Equifax’s Bad News: 3 Takeaways

​ Equifax’s Bad News: 3 Takeaways   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   As breaches go, they don’t get much bigger. Late Thursday, credit reporting giant Equifax reported that it had suffered a cyber-incident. 143 million consumer records, inc ...[Read more]

Published: 9/7/2017 | 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

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