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

​Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR

​ Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The hour cometh. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) ...[Read more]

Published: 6/23/2017 | 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

The Tax Man Cometh For Bitcoin: NC Privacy Blog Talks To Digital Assets Tax Policy Coalition Counsel Cameron Arterton.

​ The Tax Man Cometh For Bitcoin: NC Privacy Blog Talks To Digital Assets Tax Policy Coalition Counsel Cameron Arterton.   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   A federal judge recently ruled that America’s largest Bitcoin service was obligated ...[Read more]

Published: 3/23/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Bitcoin Blockchain: SEC May Approve Winklevoss Twins' Bitcoin ETF

​ The Bitcoin Blockchain: SEC May Approve Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin ETF   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Blockchain has been compared to the early days of the Internet: nearly everyone believes that it’s a world-changing technology with ...[Read more]

Published: 3/10/2017 | 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

Did A Little Noticed Executive Order Kill Privacy Shield?

By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We have previously noted that the the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield data transfer may not be dead, but it is ailing. These concerns have been exacerbated by a January 25, 2017 presidential Executive Order (EO) “Enha ...[Read more]

Published: 2/16/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Blame Hollywood: A Conversation with Stewart Baker, former General Counsel of the National Security Agency

by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Editor’s Note: In the world of cyber law, privacy and cybersecurity, one of the largest and most colorful figures is Stewart Baker, whose resume includes a stint as General Counsel at the National Security Agen ...[Read more]

Published: 2/14/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Five Initial Reactions to the European Court of Justice Ruling Restricting “General and Indiscriminate Retention” of Electronic Communications.

By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The European Union’s highest court has just ruled that “indiscriminate” collection of data is impermissible  under EU law. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that data collection is subject to stringent c ...[Read more]

Published: 12/21/2016 | 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
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