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

Data Is The New Oil? A Discussion with Justice Barbara A. Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court

​Data Is The New Oil? A Discussion with Justice Barbara A. Jackson of the North Carolina Supreme Court   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Justice Barbara Jackson, the 96th Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, serves as the ...[Read more]

Published: 12/13/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Locked In Sixty Seconds: Ransomware, Remote Access, and the Brave New Internet of Things

Locked In Sixty Seconds: Ransomware, Remote Access, and the Brave New Internet of Things   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   A few months ago, we analyzed ransomware incidents and offered some suggestions for handling an episode. Ransomware i ...[Read more]

Published: 12/8/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Four Points And A Stick: What You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

Four Points And A Stick: What You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   It’s coming. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will com ...[Read more]

Published: 12/2/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post
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