Michael Slipsky

Michael Slipsky

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Just When You Thought it was Safe to Go Back in the Water: Brexit Creates Additional Uncertainty in Trans-Atlantic Privacy...

In October 2015, the European Court of Justice invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor Program in the landmark Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner decision. The Safe Harbor was a 15-year old program that had allowed American...more

6/27/2016 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Processors EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Standard Contractual Clauses UK Brexit US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

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....more

6/20/2016 - Criminal Prosecution Cyberbullying Facebook First Amendment NC Supreme Court Public Schools Social Media Students

W-2 Phishing Scams: Don’t Take the Bait

In recent weeks, hundreds of businesses around the country have been hit by an email “phishing” scam that is both brilliant in its exploitation of workplace power dynamics and potentially devastating in its effects. This...more

6/8/2016 - Federal Breach Notification Standard IRS Personally Identifiable Information Phishing Scams Popular

Understanding when Business Associate Agreements are necessary can avoid costly and embarrassing enforcement actions

A recently publicized settlement with the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services highlights that it is not only important to have a HIPAA-compliant form of business associate agreement...more

4/25/2016 - Business Associates Covered Entities HIPAA OCR PHI

Practical Advice for the Business Owner - Avoiding common mistakes when making incentive compensation grants to employees

Incentive compensation (e.g., stock options, restricted stock, bonus plans, phantom stock, stock appreciation rights, etc.) can be a very useful tool for aligning the incentives of employees and shareholders, as well as a...more

4/22/2016 - Early Stage Companies Employment Contract Incentive Compensation Incentive Stock Options Internal Communications Offer Letters

SEC Adopts Rule Disqualifying Bad Actors from Participation in Rule 506 Offerings

In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, among other things, required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt rules that would prohibit the use of the Rule...more

9/20/2013 - Bad Actors Disqualification Dodd-Frank Rule 506 Offerings SEC

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