Change your Yahoo password

​ Earlier this summer, a data dump of 200 million Yahoo login passwords was reportedly offered on the dark web. At that time, Yahoo would only say it was investigating, and would not confirm or deny the breach. Confirmation is now apparently immine ...[Read more]

Published: 9/22/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Future of Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers: What Apple’s 14 billion Tax Bill Could Portend For Privacy Shield And GPDR

​Ireland was recently stunned with the news that Apple owed it 13 billion euros it did not want. The underlying tax arrangement was relatively straightforward: Corporations that do businesses in different jurisdictions often configure their internal ...[Read more]

Published: 9/21/2016 | 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

Recent Decision Widens Narrow Door for Use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act against Corporate Insiders

​Information security threats come from a variety of sources, including outside hackers and disloyal corporate insiders. One federal statute that may provide a powerful remedy when a company’s defenses are breached and data is stolen from its comput ...[Read more]

Published: 7/25/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Will GOP Endorsement of ‘Hack Back’ Make Cyberspace Safe Again?

​​Amidst the balloons and excitement (and smoke machines and procedural kerfuffles) at the GOP Convention in Cleveland, one provision in the party platform has caught the eye of cyber experts. For the first time, an American political party has expl ...[Read more]

Published: 7/22/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

North Carolina Supreme Court Strikes Down Cyberbullying Statute On Free Speech Grounds

​​In State v. Bishop (June 10, 2016),  the Supreme Court of North Carolina reversed a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals and struck down the state’s cyberbullying statute, N.C.G.S. § 14-458.1 as unconstitutional.The underlying facts involved tw ...[Read more]

Published: 6/17/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post