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 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

What’s New in Blockchain? Regulatory Developments in Blockchain Finance

​ What’s New in Blockchain? Regulatory Developments in Blockchain Finance By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky             Introduction Blockchain technology combines several features of existing financial infrastructure. It is partly a mass repos ...[Read more]

Published: 2/28/2017 | 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

Tracking the Data Bandits

by William R. Shenton and Saad Gul   In the iconic western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Butch and Sundance are hard pressed to evade a posse led by the semi-mythical lawman, Joe Lefors, who is so adept that he manages to track them across ...[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

Six Months In, Privacy Shield Is Battered But Holding: 3 Notable Developments in U.S-E.U. data transfers

Six Months In, Privacy Shield Is Battered But Holding: 3 Notable Developments in U.S-E.U. data transfers   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The United States has traditionally taken a libertarian approach to data privacy: “what is not forbid ...[Read more]

Published: 12/19/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post
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